By Albert Countryman Jr.
GLOUCESTER CITY NEWS
Nine candidates will vie for three seats on the Gloucester City Board of Education, and voters will decide on the 2011-12 school budget during the annual School Election Wednesday, April 27, from 2 to 9 p.m.
This is the first time in recent memory that the election has not been on a Tuesday – but the school district did confirm it will be on a Wednesday this year.
The deadline to register to vote in the School Election is Wednesday, April 6.
The Gloucester City Clerk’s office is open for voter registration from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex, 512 Monmouth St. Call 456-0205.
Seeking three, three-year terms on the School Board are incumbents Kathleen McHugh, Robert H. Bennett Sr. and Jacqueline Borger and newcomers John P. Schmidt, Amelia Stebner, Shawn Mahoney, Eric Cassidy, Gina Levins and Kelly Erlink.
The newspaper will follow up with stories approaching the election explaining how the proposed school budgets in all five towns will affect the tax rate.