An election will be held on Tuesday, May 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for eligible voters to decide who should fill three vacancies on the G.C.S. school board, in addition to voting on the upcoming schoolbudget. One seat will be immediately filled following the election with the individual receiving the third-highest number of votes. That seat, vacated by Ethan Day, will expire June 30, 2019. (Mr. Day resigned effective March 3, 2017.)
The other two seats are currently held by Karen Hendershott and Timothy Crumb and their terms will expire June 30, 2017. Once filled, these two seats will follow the typical three-year term and will expire June 30, 2020.
Anyone interested in running for the school board may obtain a petition by contacting the Board Clerk, Mrs. Donna Utter, at 656-4161 ext. 224 or the District Office at 656-4161 ext. 214. Petitions require a minimum of 25 qualified signatures, and must be submitted no later than April 17, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
A public hearing to review the 2017-2018 school budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of May 8, 2017 in the auditorium.
VOTING QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE MAY 16 BUDGET REFERENDUM
In order to vote, a person must fulfill all of the following requirements:
1. Be a citizen of the United States.
2. Be at least 18 years of age.
3. Be a resident within the District for a period of at least
30 days next preceding the meeting at which he/she offers
Any resident wishing additional information concerning the
proposed 2017-2018 budget or the election should contact the District Office