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Schools to hold council elections
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All Effingham County Schools will hold elections this month for their 2014-15 school councils.

Each school will have a meeting for parents to nominate and vote for the parent representatives on its school council. Parents may be nominated on the written form that will be sent home with students.

Following is the schedule for parent election meetings:

Aug. 14
South Effingham High – 5 p.m., cafeteria

Aug. 25
Ebenezer Elementary – 6 p.m., media center
South Effingham Elementary – 6 p.m., cafeteria
Springfield Elementary – 6 p.m., gym

Aug. 26
Blandford Elementary – 8 a.m., front conference room
South Effingham Middle – 3 p.m., conference room
Marlow Elementary – 7 p.m., front conference room

Aug. 27
Rincon Elementary – 7:45 a.m., media center
Sand Hill Elementary – 9 a.m., cafeteria
Ebenezer Middle – 5 p.m., conference room
Effingham County High – 6 p.m., media center

Aug. 28
Guyton Elementary – 8:30 a.m., media center
Effingham County Middle – 6 p.m., lecture hall

Elections will be held to fill expiring terms, new terms and vacancies in unexpired terms. School council members will serve a two-year term, and will attend four meetings during the school year.

Voting for each school’s parent representatives will occur only at the scheduled election meeting. Parents who have children enrolled at the school for the 2014-15 school year are eligible to nominate, vote for and be elected as the school’s parent representatives. Parent representatives must be at least 18 years old.

Schools will send meeting/election notices home to parents at the open house or with the students on the first day of school. The schools request that parents ask their children for the notices.

Each school council consists of seven members — four parents or guardians of students enrolled in the school (two of whom must be business associations), two certificated teachers and the school principal. While the school council is designed to serve as an advisory group, members will have a broad range of responsibilities and will receive specific information to assist them in carrying out their duties.

Parents can contact the school’s principal for more information.