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West Ottawa Schools seeking school board candidates
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The West Ottawa School District is seeking candidates to fill the school board seat of William Bloemendaal, who has resigned from the board after serving on it for 20 years.

Anyone interested in the seat is asked to submit a letter of interest, in writing, addressed to Board President Scott VanderStoep at West Ottawa Public Schools, Administration Office Building, 1138 136th Ave., Holland, MI 49424.

Candidates, who must be a United States citizen and a qualified and registered voter of the West Ottawa School District, have until noon Sept. 16 to submit their letter of interest.

The school board will interview all interested candidates and fill the vacancy by a majority board vote. The person appointed to fill the vacancy will hold the seat until the regular May 2012 school election.

Bloemendaal, 79, was a teacher at West Ottawa for almost 39 years and was an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Junior College and in Hope College’s English department. He has a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Audrey, a West Ottawa teacher for 36 years, have four children, all who graduated from West Ottawa High School.

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