School Board Filing Date Approaches

By GENE SCHMIDT
LAPS Superintendent
 
Los Alamos School Board positions 3, 4 and 5 are open for filing a Declaration of Candidacy (available at the County Clerk’s Office). Candidates must file between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the third Tuesday in December, Dec. 16 at the Office of the County Clerk. Residents missing this filing date could choose to file before 5 p.m., Dec. 30, a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate.

“My time on the School Board has been a rewarding experience and I would encourage others to get more involved in our community,” Nan Holmes said, adding, “Having a voice at our schools is one of the most important roles we can undertake and our students deserve the best we have to offer.”

Holmes, who plans to register for her current seat on the School Board, went on to remind interested community members to file for School Positions Dec 16 at the Office of the County Clerk.

Current School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, who also plans to file, urged Los Alamos residents to become involved in the schools by serving as a School Board member.

“It gives you an opportunity to become more involved with students and their education,” she stated. “And, it makes you feel good to contribute to the future of our youth.”

Any resident of the district, who is a “qualified elector” (qualified to vote under the provision of both the New Mexico and U. S. Constitution) of the State of New Mexico, a resident of one of the School Board Districts from which a member is to be elected, and who desires to become a candidate for the office of member of the Board of the district is eligible to file a Declaration of Candidacy.

  • School Board position 3 includes Precincts 8, 9, 12, 14.1 (the portion of 14 north and east of Alabama Avenue) and 16.2 (the portion of 16 north and west of San Ildefonso Road and north of Rendija Canyon Road).
  • School Board position 4 includes Precinct 15 and 16.1 (the portion of 16 south and east of San Ildefonso Road and south of Rendija Canyon Road).
  • School Board position 5 includes Precincts 10, 11, 13, 14.2 (the portion of 14 south and west of Alabama Avenue) and 17.
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