School board election delayed until November

Staff Reports

   The Grenada school board district four election will be moved to November, according to a information provided by school officials.
   The election, originally slated for March, will be held in the fall, by an order from the U.S. Department of Justice.
   The change comes as an amendment to the Voter’s Rights Act of 1965. The amendment requires the district to hold school board elections on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Board members whose terms expire in March will hold over until Jan.1, 2014, when the newly- elected board members will take office.
   In November the Grenada School Board appointed Marjorie Hughes to fulfill the unexpired term of her husband, James Hughes. She now represents district four. Hughes qualified in December to run for the open seat in the upcoming election.

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