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Incumbents Seek Re-election to Hazelwood School District Board of Education

No newcomers file to run in the April municipal election when there are two board seats up for grabs.

As the April 2, 2013 municipal election quickly approaches, there won't be much of an election within the Hazelwood School District (HSD).

On that day residents will go to the polls to vote for candidates they wish to servedin various council, mayoral, fire district and other capacities; however, when it comes to the board of education, there will be no competition.

The Hazelwood School District has confirmed with Patch that no residents have filed to challenge those currently in office.

That would mean the incumbent and current board president, Cheryl Latham, along with board member Karlton Thornton automatically serve another term.

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"No one else has signed up," said Diana Gulotta, assistant superintendent for communications. "Therefore, because the number of candidates is equal to the number of open positions, HSD will not have to hold an election this April."

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To read more about Hazelwood School District Board of Education see:

  • Grayling Tobias Named HSD's New Superintendent
Elizabeth O'Fallon January 25, 2013 at 07:08 PM
I think it's sad that more folks don't try to run for school board. Although at the same time I do understand. Ordinary candidates are chastised for not being "qualified enough" when they're just concerned parents wanting to make a difference for their kids. The school district if facing some serious problems, and it would be nice to get some new thoughts, ideas, and new folks involved.
Karen McKay January 26, 2013 at 01:53 PM
In the late 50's, 60's and through the 70's the school districts in North county were in their growing years. Many of the classes were large with 40 to sometimes 50 students. We received a good education even with all the issues the district's were going through. Over crowded classes, split sessions, and the lack of special programs in place today. The school district may face serious problems but it is nothing new. For decades the Hazelwood School Board have given many new ideas to the district. Thank you to all those folks on Hazelwood Board who have given of their time over the years!

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