Saturday, February 05, 2011

School Board Director Election

A reader forwarded to me two pieces of information. One, about a workshop taking place on March 5 for current and prospective school board candidates, and two, information on local seats that are going to be up this year. Both are below.

In 2007, I offered a “Resident to Candidate” program featuring two elected officials and the chairs of both the Republican and Democratic parties in Northampton County. It was a free program and about 40 people showed up. While I don’t have updated information. I did create a page on my web site today where you can download the program notes I used and listen to audio. The audio is sometimes tough to hear, but if you have earbuds or headphones you should be good. The first part is about 10 minutes, and the other two are about twenty a piece.

Here are the two notes:

Candidates for School Board can begin circulating their petitions on February 15 and can pick them up from the County approximately one week before that date. They must file their petitions by 4:30 p.m. on March 8, 2011 at the Northampton County Election Bureau.

Nazareth Area School District

Region I  ....Bushkill Twnp and Tatamy

Region II ....Lower Nazareth Twnp and Upper Nazareth Twnp East

Region III....Nazareth Boro and Upper Nazareth Twnp West and Stockertown


Terms Expiring in December 2011 

Reg I     two directors (currently Ken Butz and Lorin Bradley)

Reg II    one director (currently Thomas Maher)

Reg III   one director (currently Jerry Treon)



Children’s Coalition of the Lehigh Valley (CCLV) is the local partner for the School Board Candidate Workshop being co-coordinated by The Education Policy and Leadership Center, Pennsylvania School Boards Association and Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials. 


The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (coffee and donuts available at 8 a.m.) at Catasauqua Area School District, District Administration Office (201 N. 14th St. Catasauqua, PA 18032).  Registration is $40 and includes coffee/donuts, lunch, and materials including a School Board Candidate’s Workbook, and more.  If interested, please register either by mail using the attached registration form, sign up at or call the EPLC at 717-260-9900—deadline is Monday, February 28.   The workshop is divided into four parts:


PART I—Legal and Leadership Roles of School Directors and School


PART II—State and Federal Policies:  Implications for School Boards

PART III—Candidates and the Law

PART IV—School District Finances and Budgeting


The workshop is designed for school board members, prospective school board members, campaign coordinators, current and emerging community leaders, and other elected officials. 

Posted via email from Ross Nunamaker


The Battle Cry of Freedom said...

Thanks for the info. Are you going to redo your seminar?

NewsOverCoffee said...

Sorry, I don't have the capacity right now to put it together and to present it.

The content in the discussion really only changes with regard to dates. What an individual has to do and ways they can go about doing it really haven't changed that much.

Now you could argue as a candidate there are more online means (social media wasn't really in play then).

The dates and timelines should all be on the county site.