School board extends nomination period

Published on Wed, May 7, 2014
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The Blaine School District board of directors has extended the deadline to nominate candidates for the vacant position representing director district 3, which roughly encompasses Birch Bay Village, south Birch Bay and Point Whitehorn, one of five geographical areas covered by the Blaine School District.

The seat was left vacant by board member Susan Holmes, who resigned in April. 

The superintendent will contact nominees. Any resident of the Blaine School District may nominate a candidate. To be eligible, a candidate must be a U.S. citizen and registered voter residing within director district 3. 

An eligible candidate may also nominate themselves by submitting a letter of interest for this school board vacancy. The letter of interest should be addressed to the Blaine School District board of directors and must be received at the superintendent’s office at 765 H Street in Blaine no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 16. 

The board of directors will establish a schedule to interview up to five candidates and will ultimately vote on the appointment of a new director to serve until the next local election in November 2015. At that time, the appointed director and any other interested candidates will run for the balance (final two years) of the current four-year term.

Links to specific geographic boundaries for director district 3 and school director candidate information can be found at the Blaine School District website at For more information about the process, or to nominate a candidate, contact the superintendent’s administrative assistant, Tina Padilla, at 360/332-0711.