SHERBURNE – Six candidates, only one an incumbent, have returned their petitions and are actively campaigning for three open seats on the Sherburne-Earlville Central School District Board of Education.
Current board members John Brown and Stephen Harris, both of Sherburne, are not seeking re-election. Brown served for 11 years; Harris for 13.
District residents will have the opportunity to meet the candidates at 5 p.m. Monday, May 9 in the high school auditorium, and later, on May 17, to cast their votes. The school board positions are volunteer and for three-year terms.
‘Meet the Candidates Night’ is sponsored by the Sherburne-Earlville Teachers Association.
In the order they will appear on the ballot, the individuals are:
• Brian Lane, 35, father of a fourth grader, from Earlville. Lane moved to the district about 10 years ago. He is assistant manager at Top Variety in the Village of Sherburne. He said he is running for school board to become more involved in the greater community. If elected, he would focus on retaining educational programs and minding the budget. He is a board member of the Earlville Free Library.