The East Helena School District Central Office

The East Helena School District Central Office 

Two three-year terms and a one-year term are up for election this year on the East Helena school board.

The election, to be held May 7, will see board chair Scott Walter and trustees Marcia Ellermeyer and Martin Balukas seek re-election for their positions.

Walter said that if the community so chooses, he would be honored to serve another three-year term with the board of trustees.

“I do intend to run once again for a seat on the East Helena school board,” Walter said. “With the expansion to a new high school district, the new elementary school and the enrollment growth of the community, these are exciting times and many amazing things are happening with the district.”

Ellermeyer also confirmed that she intends to seek re-election to the board of trustees.

"I feel honored and privileged to have served the East Helena community and this board for the past 18 years," Ellermeyer said. "The recent accomplishments of the administration, staff and citizens are extraordinary."

However, Ellermeyer said she feels there is still a lot to be done and she is committed to seeing the district through this transitional period. "I am proud to be just a small part of this amazing transition," she said.

The seat Balukas holds will be up for a one-year term due to his appointment to the vacated position. Balukas said he intends to run and finish out the term. He also stated that he hopes to seek a full term at the end of that year.

Balukas cited a desire to see through the district’s goal of having East Helena High School up and running while maintaining high standards and an inclusive community.

“The East Helena school board is deeply committed to all students and to making sure that the East Helena schools remain a vital and productive part of the East Helena community,” Balukas said. “I have enjoyed being part of that effort.”

Any individuals interested in seeking a term on the East Helena school board should file with Kim Aarstad, district clerk at 226 Clinton St. in East Helena.

The filing deadline is March 28.

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