Candidates file to run for local school boards
Several people filed to run in the November general election for both the Birmingham Public Schools Board of Education and Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education by the filing deadline on Tuesday, July 24. On the Birmingham school board, seven people have filed to run for three open seats, all of which are for six-year terms. Incumbents whose terms are ending, including board President Steve Scheidt, Vice President Jessica Thomas, and Secretary Jessica Thomas, are not running for re-election. Filing to fill their place are Lory Dolan of Beverly Hills, Amy Hochkammer of Birmingham, Mike Lewis of Birmingham, Nicole McKinney of Lathrup Village, Jennifer Rass of Beverly Hills and Bob Saad of Birmingham. Four open seats are available on the Bloomfield Hills school board, with three of four incumbents, Howard Baron, Paul Kolin and Jason Paulateer, filing for another four-year term. In addition, Jennifer Cook of West Bloomfield, Lisa Efros of Bloomfield Hills and Anjali Prasad of Royal Oak have filed to fill one of the four seats on the board. It is not known if Prasad will be able to remain a candidate, however, as district spokesperson Shira Good noted the Bloomfield Hills district does not include Royal Oak. School board elections are on November 6, 2018.