Standish Sterling School Board finishes recall

Board fills three open seats


STANDISH — The Standish Sterling School District School board held a special meeting Wednesday, May 26, to appoint three trustees to fill the three vacancies created by the recall election that happened earlier this month.

According to district superintendent Micheal B. Dodge, the board received nine letters of interest for the positions, and appointed Ronald Bartlett, Kimberly Belchak, and Melanie Sobieray to fill the vacancies.

“With the recall, it’s required by law that it becomes immediate. The board had 30 days,” he said about filling the vacant school board positions. “The board did their due diligence. The recall theoretically is now complete.”

With the recall happening so close to the Aug. 3 election Dodge said that each person who was appointed will actually only serve on the board until the election.

Though all three of the terms will only last until that time, both Bartlett and Sobieray are currently running uncontested in the upcoming election.

Bartlett is registered to run for the partial term ending on Dec. 2010, while Sobieray is going for the partial term that ends on that same date in 2012.

“Basically, their terms will go until the Aug. 3 election. There will be three seats,” said the superintendent. “Two will be unopposed, and one will be contested. In November we’ll have three more positions and those will be full terms.”


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