Two file to run for G’town school board

GERMANTOWN—The election for the Board of Education in the Germantown Central School District began to warm up this week, as Lynn Clum confirmed that she would not run again and two other district residents filed petitions to seek seats on the board.

“I have served over 20 years on the board at one time or another,” Ms. Clum told The Columbia Paper in an email. “It is time to move on.” She will soon become a grandmother for the first time, she added, and “I want to have time to spend with and spoil him.”

Ms. Clum looks not to leave district service altogether. The Germantown BOE nominated her to fill the position on the Questar III BOCES board left vacant by the retirement this month of Donald Kline. This position must be confirmed by the 22 boards that make up the Questar III district. A special vote is scheduled for April 23.

Linda Griffin, clerk of the Germantown school district, confirmed that Donald Coons and Tammi Kellenbenz had filed signed petitions with her, as required, to run for the school board. A third person had picked up a petition from her, she wrote in an email, but he said it was for someone else. The deadline for filing petitions with the clerk is Monday, April 22.

Board terms are four years. Mr. Coons and Ms. Kellenbenz could not be reached for comment by press time.



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