The West Grand School District Board of Education will meet at noon today, Thursday, September 14 to approve a resolution to officially cancel the school board election for this November. Helen Webster, a school board candidate, rescinded her petition yesterday leaving only four candidates. There were only four vacant seats so the candidates will automatically serve on the school board beginning in November as elected members.
The candidates are: incumbent Jessica Smiley, Everett “Shorty” Lemon, Michael “Mitch” Lockhart and Shawn Lechman. Everett “Shorty” Lemon was also appointed on the school board last night to fill Brendan Gale’s vacancy. He will serve in that capacity until November when he will officially take his elected seat.