New Albany News

Matt to seek another school board term

New Albany-Plain Local school board member Natalie Matt, who was elected to her first term in 2009, said last week she plans to seek re-election in the Nov. 5 general election.

"Under (Superintendent April Domine's) leadership, I think the New Albany school district shows improvement in many areas, but I believe that we need to continue to progress," Matt said. "I'd like to be of help if I can."

Matt's school board colleagues up for election, Laura Kohler and Cheri Lehmann, announced their intentions at the July 22 school board meeting. Kohler plans to run for re-election, but Lehmann said she will not run for a second term.

John McClelland, chairman of the school district's 2012 levy campaign and a member of the strategic planning and facilities advisory committees, also announced his candidacy July 22.

School board terms are four years.

The filing deadline for the November election was Aug. 7, according to the Franklin County Board of Elections website.

-- Lori Wince