Known for their $35 million "Common Sense" School Facilities Plan, which never materialized, and their harsh criticism of the school district, fellow board members and, for the past two years, each other, Richard Sussman and Jon Zimmerman will not be seeking re-election this May when their three year terms expire. The controversial duo did not submit nominating petitions which were due no later than Monday, April 22, at 5 p.m.
Four men have stepped up to the plate, in what will be a difficult few years on the board of education, largely because of the major construction project ($66 million worth) the district has undertaken.
These four, who will be vying for two seats on the board, are Mark Marcellus, Robert Sieden, Roger Lifson and James Ansel.
The Port News will have bios, platforms and mission statements for all four of these candidates in an upcoming issue. Also, AGATE is holding a candidates night on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Weber auditorium, and the League of Women Voters will hold its candidates night on Wednesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Schreiber High School.
The annual budget vote and board member elections will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at Weber Middle School.