With the clock ticking down in the filing period for the Nov. 4 election, a few more people have filed as candidates in the two school board elections coming up in the Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas school districts. But neither district yet has more candidates than there are seats available.
Each school district has three positions open on their governing boards. As of July 29, two incumbents on the Las Lomitas School District board, Richard Ginn and Christine Heaton, had filed as candidates. John Earnhardt, director of corporate communications at Cisco and a district parent, had taken out nomination papers but had not yet returned them.
Incumbent and current Las Lomitas board president Jay Siegel has not yet filed and if he does not do so, the filing period for the Las Lomitas district election will be extended to Aug. 13.
Menlo Park district
In the Menlo Park City School District, incumbents Terry Thygesen and Joan Lambert are both candidates as is Stacy Jones, who is co-chair of the district's advisory council and has three children in district schools.
Incumbent Scott Hinshaw, who was appointed to fill the remainder of Laura Rich's term in February, has not picked up nomination papers. If he does not file, the filing period for the Menlo Park district will also be extended to Aug. 13.
If the two incumbents do file, Friday, Aug. 8, is the filing deadline.