Many school board posts are open |

Many school board posts are open

“Job pays $60 to $400 a month.”

You’ll see no such ad because, as Lorraine Plagge says, “God knows we don’t do it for the money.”

Three seats on the Nevada Joint Union High School District board are open.

Dan Miller decided to run for Debra Robertson’s seat on the board when she said she would not seek re-election.

“The stupid thing to do is to run against an incumbent,” said Miller, whose son is entering high school this fall.

The filing period for candidates opened July 15 and ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 9. If the incumbent for a seat doesn’t seek re-election, the filing period is extended to 5 p.m. Aug. 14.

As of noon Wednesday, incumbent James Bierwagen was seeking another four-year term and incumbent Gene Meyers was seeking another two-year term on the Chicago Park School District board. Two seats for four-year terms and one seat for a two-year term are also open, for a $60-a-month stipend.

No one had filed for the three open four-year seats on the Clear Creek School District board. Trustees on the board direct that their monthly stipend go for educational materials in the classroom.

Only incumbent Bonnie Taylor has filed for re-election for a four year term to the Grass Valley School District board, which carries a $140-a-month stipend. Two other seats are open.

Incumbent Margaret Meagher plans to run for another four-year term on the Nevada City School District board. Two other four year terms are open.

Three four-year terms are open on the Pleasant Ridge Union School District board, governing Alta Sierra schools and paying $240 a month. Only incumbent Joann Rossovich had filed.

Pleasant Valley School District, which serves Penn Valley and Lake Wildwood, has three seats open. No candidates had filed Wednesday for the posts that pay $120 a month.

Penn Valley’s Ready Springs Union School District board has three seats open. No candidates have filed yet for the posts, which has no monthly stipend.

Only appointed incumbent Cindy Foxfoot has filed for one of the two open seats on the Twin Ridges Elementary School District board, which pays $120 a month. The district runs schools in the San Juan Ridge and Washington.

Three seats are open on Cedar Ridge’s stipend-free Union Hill School District. Incumbents Georgie Coulter and Dorothy Goodnow have filed for re-election.

All three incumbents for the Nevada County Board of Education – Bob Altieri, Bob Stone and Jack Meeks – have filed for re election. The stipend is $160 a month July through December and $168 January through June.

No incumbents had filed Wednesday for re-election to the seven-member Sierra College Community College District. Two seats now held by Nevada County residents Nancy Palmer, whose district covers Clear Creek, Grass Valley, Pleasant Ridge, Pleasant Valley, Ready Springs and Union Hill districts, and Dave Ferrari, whose district includes the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District, are open.

Trustees receive a $400-a-month stipend and have the option to accept medical and dental benefits while they serve on the board. Trustees must be residents of the areas they represent.

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