School Board Candidates Run Uncontested

From left, school board of commissioners candidates Jim Murphy, Michele Braun, Peter Sterling and Bridget Asay.  Photo by Mark Di Stefano.

From left, school board of commissioners candidates Jim Murphy, Michele Braun, Peter Sterling and Bridget Asay. Photo by Mark Di Stefano.

MONTPELIER — This year presents an unusual circumstance of four open seats on the school board. Michele Braun’s first term is up, and she’s running for re-election; Bridget Asay, appointed last fall when Carol Paquette stepped down, has to run for election to the one-year remainder of that term; Sue Aldrich and Lowell Vanderlip have both announced that they will not seek re-election, and Jim Murphy and Peter Sterling have stepped up to run for those seats.

A friendly reminder that ballots will be available for early voting beginning this Friday, February 5. The school board, staff, and students would very much appreciate everyone’s support in passing the budget, which has our per-pupil spending up 1.08 percent, an increase that we estimate will slightly reduce residents’ education tax bill for next year, while maintaining our excellent programming.

The Mears family invites the public to meet the candidates at an evening of coffee, tea and cookies. Saturday, February 6 at 93 College Street from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Please see the invitation at http://evite.me/fy1TYeJaRX.

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