Bowing out

At least one member of the Board of Education won’t be seeking re-election in the fall.

Hogan said he wouldn’t be pursuing another term on the board. He was elected in 2005. Hogan, currently chairman of the board’s policy committee, ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate in 2006.

At Monday night’s meeting, Hogan encouraged people in the community to run for the board in the fall. Hogan said potential candidates don’t really need to have a particular interest in education.

“It’s not just about advocating some educational slant,” he said. “It’s about running an organization.”

The terms of three other members – Sandra Ziehm, Charles Katsohis and President Tom Vaughan – are also up at the end of the year. It isn’t yet known who will be seeking another term.