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Nominating petition forms for D-50 available

HARVARD – Nominating petition forms for the April 9 school board election in School District 50 are available.

Forms may be picked up from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the administration offices, 401 N. Division St.

A school board candidate’s petition must be filed no earlier than 8 a.m. Dec. 17 and no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received.

Four seats on the seven-member school board are open in the election. Each seat is a four-year term which expires in April 2017. To be eligible, a school board member must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the state of Illinois and the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the election and a registered voter.

Elections are nonpartisan. Candidates should be aware of financial conflict of interest limitations set forth in The School Code.

For information about becoming a candidate, call Sue Johnson at the District 50 Administrative Office at 815-943-4022.

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