Christina School Board Member Resigns Just 10 Months In

Wilmington – Margaret Mason, a member of the Christina Board of Education, has announced that she is resigning her board seat, effective immediately. Mason was first elected to the Christina Board in 2016 from District B, and her current term was not scheduled to expire until 2021.

The Delaware Department of Elections announced on April 3 that it would extend the filing deadline for Nominating District B.

The Department of Elections has established a special 20 day candidate filing period for Christina School District Nominating District B.

Persons living in Nominating District B who are qualified to vote in School Board Elections may file to run for the vacant seat with the Department of Elections – New Castle County Office by 4:30 p.m. on April 20, 2017.

The Delaware Code also provides that a person may not serve as a School Board member if they hold a paid position subject to the rules and regulations of the School Board.

Additional information about filing, a candidate filing packet, and a Nominating District B map are available on the Department of Elections website.

Interested individuals may contact the Department of Elections New Castle County Office at (302) 577-3464 with questions about the May 9, 2017 School Board Election for Nominating District B.

Source: Wendy Lapham, Public Information Officer Christina School District

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