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  • By Lisa Brody

Several openings on schools board for November

Birmingham Public Schools and Bloomfield Hills Schools' Boards of Education have board members' seats expiring, with a deadline date of Tuesday, July 24, at 4 p.m. for potential candidates to file to run to serve their school communities. Voters will select school board candidates in the November general election. There will be three open seats on the seven-member Birmingham board, with current board members Jessica Thomas, Walter Rothschild and Steve Scheidt terms expiring. Scheidt, currently the board president, has stated he is retiring from the board, schools spokesperson Marcia Wilkinson said. He was first elected in 2010. Thomas is completing her first term, as is Rothschild, who is currently board secretary. Birmingham Schools board seats are six-year terms. Four board members' seats are expiring on the Bloomfield Hills board – Howard Baron, Ed Ford, Paul Kolin and Jason Paulateer. Paulateer, who was appointed in July 2017 to finish former board member Ingrid Day's term, said he will be running for a full first term. Both Kolin and Baron said they will be running for a second term. Ford has been a schools' trustee since 2008. Bloomfield Hills Schools trustees serve for four-year terms. The election will be held Tuesday, November 6.

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