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LL-H board mulls term changes

December 14, 2011
By GARRETT NEESE , Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

LAKE LINDEN - Terms for Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools Board of Education members could become longer.

At its Monday meeting, the board heard a proposal by Superintendent Craig Sundblad to make terms six years, up from the current four.

The change is in response to a bill by Gov. Rick Snyder last month, which moves all school elections to November in even-numbered years. As a result of the change, board members elected last May will serve until Dec. 30, 2016, instead of June 30, 2015.

Under the six-year system, three of seven members would be up for election one year, followed by two and two in the next two cycles.

"If they kept it for four years, you'd have four at one time and three at another, so you'd have a majority up for election," Sundblad said this morning.

As a result, Sundblad said, if the board stays with four-year terms, it could potentially turn over a majority of its members in the 2016 election.



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