It is a deadline that easily could have been overlooked had board of education President Brian Kirby not mentioned it during general housekeeping at a regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Candidates for the 2012 school board election must file by 9p.m. on Wednesday, January 11. Two seats will be open: those of Kirby, who was elected to a two-year term in 2010; and, Bryan Williams, who was elected to a six-year term in 2006. The 2010 General Assembly, at the urging of the Kent County commissioners and the Kent County Chamber of Commerce, voted to change the school board term here from six years to four years beginning with the 2010 election and to set up staggered four-year terms for the five-member board.