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School board
filing deadline nears

The filing deadline for open positions on the Board of Education of Beaver Island Community School is 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 13th, at the St. James Township Clerk’s office, 26045 Back Highway, Beaver Island, Michigan. On Tuesday, May 8th, voters will elect candidates to two four-year expired terms.

The terms of veteran board members Linda McDonough and John Fiegen have expired.
A candidate has the option of either filing a nominating petition containing a minimum of 6 signatures, or paying a non-refundable $100 fee to St. James Township, and submitting two copies of an affidavit of identity. An eligible candidate must be at least 18 years of age; a citizen of the United States; a resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and a resident of the school district on or before the 30th day prior to the date of the election.

Petitions and affidavits are available at the St. James Township Clerk’s office, 26045 Back Highway, 448-2915, or the Beaver Island Community School office, 448-2744, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.