Plagge running for high school board |

Plagge running for high school board

In an article in Wednesday’s edition about school board candidates, Lorraine Plagge was not identified as a candidate for the Nevada Joint Union High School District board of trustees.

Plagge is finishing her second term on the Nevada City Elementary School board and decided to run for the NJUHSD board in November. Both posts carry a $240 monthly stipend; Plagge noted citizens do not take the often grueling posts for the money.

Plagge, whose children are both in college, says it’s time for some young parents to move onto the elementary school board.

“And I think I can contribute to high school,” she said. She volunteers two days a week at the high school: one day a week in records, one day for the district scholarship coordinator, and occasionally in the nurse’s office.

Plagge is also president of the Nevada Union Joint High School District Foundation, which granted 11 $1,000 scholarships from an a endowment this year. She’s been on the board for three years.

Three seats on the high school district board are open. Plagge is the only candidate in trustee district 1, where Larry Homan is the incumbent. Daniel Miller is running for the seat of Debra Robertson, who is not seeking re-election to the district 2 seat. No candidates have yet declared for district 5, represented by Jon Katis.

The filing period for candidates ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 9. If the incumbent for a seat does not seek re-election, the filing period is extended to 5 p.m. Aug. 14.

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