BLOOMSBURG - This is the first election that Southern Columbia Area School District voters will elect some of school board members at large.

Columbia County Court approved a school district petition to elect three members at large districtwide and two members each from Regions 1, 2 and 3.

According to information on candidate filings released by the boards of election of Northumberland and Columbia counties, some candidates, as is permitted, have filed not only in their region but for at-large positions.

School board candidates are:

Region I, one seat up for election (Ralpho Township) - Joseph M. Klebon and Mike Yeager, both cross-filed in the Democratic and Republican primaries.

Region II (Catawissa and Cleveland Township) - Four-year term, Charlene Cove, Democrat; no Republicans filed. Two-year term - No Democrats or Republicans filed.

Region III, one seat up for election (Cleveland, Franklin, Locust and Roaring Creek townships) - Gail Zambor Schuerch and Charles E. Porter filed in both the Democratic and Republican primaries.

At-large

Four-year terms (two to be elected) - Joseph Klebon, Mike Yeager and Charles E. Porter, filed in both the Democratic and Republican primaries.

Two-year term (one to be elected) - Gail Zambor Schuerch and Charles E. Porter filed in both the Democratic and Republican primaries.