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School Election Changes Pending

Ann Arbor, MI – With most school board elections in Michigan now consolidated into one voting session in May, the Ann Arbor School district finds itself in a position where there may be no school board election in 2007, and only one board seat up for election in 2008.
The district will likely ask the state to approve one of two election scenarios.
The first would have one candidate elected to a one-year term next year, and another candidate chosen for a two-year term in 2009.
The second scenario would have one two-year term up for grabs in 2006 and 2009. Unlike the first option, the second would leave 2007 without a school board election. If all else fails, the board could create a six-year term for one candidate next year, and in 2009.