4 seats on 2020 ballot
The filing deadline to run for the four expiring terms on the Dearborn Public Schools Board of Education is July 21.
The Nov. 3 election will include three seats for full six-year terms. Those elected will serve from January 2021 through December 2026.
The fourth seat is a two-year partial term created when Fadwa Hammoud resigned last year. The winning candidate for that position will be seated after election results are certified in November and then serve until the end of 2022.
The six-year seats are held by Trustees Michael Meade, Adel Mozip and Mary Petlichkoff; Trustee Mary Lane holds the two-year seat.
Trustees oversee the Dearborn Public Schools and Henry Ford College. They are responsible for the budget at both institutions and overseeing and evaluating the district superintendent and college president. Trustees are not involved directly in day-to-day operations in the district.
Those interested in running for school board need to file their paperwork with the Dearborn City Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m. July 21. The required forms are available on the district website under the Board of Education tab at https://dearbornschools.org/district/board-of-education.
That paperwork includes a school board candidate affidavit and a nominating petition with at least 40 signatures but not more than 100. A candidate can pay $100 instead of collecting signatures. The City Clerk’s office is at 16901 Michigan Avenue. A notary will be available at the office to notarize the affidavit.
Given the evolving situation with the COVID 19 closures, prospective candidates should call the City Clerk’s office to check when the office is open and if they need to schedule an appointment. The number is 313-943-2010.
The deadline to withdraw from the race is July 24.
Those interested in the board’s role may watch recent board meetings on the district’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/dpscommdept.