One files for school board

2010-03-24T00:00:00Z One files for school boardBy Nick Gevock of The Montana Standard Montana Standard

Lee Phillips is the lone candidate to file for Butte school board

with only two days left before the deadline.

Phillips, Butte-Silver Bow Library director, has filed for one of the two open Butte Elementary District seats, said Sally Hollis, county clerk and recorder.

The two seats open are held by Dick Garlish and Shain Wolstein. Garlish has informed the board that he is not seeking reelection because he's moving out of state for a job opportunity.

Wolstein said Tuesday he won't seek reelection after six years on the board, leaving both seats open.

"It's time to let somebody else step up and bring some new ideas to the board," he said.

Phillips said she plans to do just that. She spent 10 years teaching various grades and subjects in Montana public schools and would like to bring that experience with her to the board. In particular, she would like to see more emphasis

on keeping kids up to date with technology.

"As our schools are required to do more with less, this means our schools need to create new and innovative ways to learn," she said.

Candidates have until 5 p.m. Thursday to file for the positions. The school election is May 4.

Reporter Nick Gevock may be reached at nick.gevock@



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