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Two minds change on school election filings


A school board candidate who filed for Ted Piccolo’s at-large seat has decided to withdraw her name.

Tamra Sacchi, who filed her intention to seek the at-large seat during the normal filing period, found out Monday that she couldn’t serve on the school board and be a substitute teacher at the same time.

She said Tuesday that she plans to advise the Grant County Auditor’s office of her decision and have her name taken off the ballot.

Earlier this week, Sacchi had delivered a letter of interest in finishing out Piccolo’s term to the school district administrative office, only to learn of the fact that she couldn’t serve on the board and be a substitute teacher.

In another surprise move, school board Chair Joette Barry took advantage of the extended filing period to file for her seat.

During the regular filing period she had decided not to run again, but decided later to file.

That still leaves two vacant positions on the school board, Piccolo’s vacated at-large seat and Susan Chaffee’s vacated Position 5 seat, which has been vacant for several months.

Next week, the school district will advertise again for interested parties who want to serve on the school board to submit letters of interest to the administrative office.

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