As of today, eight people are officially candidates for seats on the N-MUSD school board. One person has pulled the papers but has not filed. The deadline is Friday.

Here are the choices at this time.

In Area 2, incumbent Charlene Metoyer is running, as is Michelle Murphy.

In Area 4, incumbent Karen Yelsey will be running against Gina Nick.

Trustee Judy Franco declared several weeks ago that she would not be running for re-election in Area 5. There, Michelle Barto will square off against Kate Malouf.

In Area 7, Trustee Walt Davenport has not pulled the papers required to run and his deadline has passed. Consistent with his school board club meetings over the past few years, Davenport said nothing about this. Here, there are two official candidates and one pending. The two declared candidates are Ashley Anderson and Bertha Rodriguez.

No candidate commentary or opinion at this time.

What we know so far is this: Come November, there will be at least two newcomers on the school board, one from Area 5 (Franco) and one from Area 7 (Davenport).

Steve Smith