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Correction: High school board has one potential conflict under new election system

The Almanac erred in reporting details of potential conflicts in future elections for members of the Sequoia Union High School District board. A story in the Dec. 21 issue incorrectly identified the geographical voting areas in which each of the current five board members live.

The board recently approved a new system of electing board members. Instead of candidates running districtwide, meaning that each voter could cast a ballot to fill all five board seats, the new system, which will be implemented in phases, divides the district into five voting areas -- areas A through E on the board-approved map -- with voters living in a particular area able to vote only for a board member living in the same area.

The Almanac reported that board members Chris Thomsen and Allen Weiner live in the same voting area, and Alan Sarver and Carrie DuBois do as well, setting up potential conflicts in both areas when their terms expire if they decide to run for re-election.

In fact, Mr. Thomsen, Mr. Sarver and Ms. DuBois all live in separate areas areas D, B and A, respectively. The only potential conflict is between Mr. Weiner and his board colleague Georgia Jack, both of whom live in Area C.

No one on the current board lives in Area E, which includes East Palo Alto and North Fair Oaks.

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