WAKEFIELD — School Committee incumbent Janine Iengo Cook was the first person to take out nomination papers for the spring election, this year scheduled for Tuesday, April 28. Cook was at Town Hall today before the Town Clerk’s office was open for business at 8 a.m.

During her term serving on the school board, Cook said she has been a champion of children with Special Needs and other groups.

Cook said about her candidacy, “I truly care about Wakefield’s school children, especially those with any kind of special needs and want only what is best for them. If I am re-elected, I will do my absolute best to continue my goals.”

One other seat on the school board remains open, now occupied by Kate Morgan, who is expected to also file nomination papers. The term is for a three-year period.

Today nomination papers are available during regular Town Clerk office hours.

Other important dates through March: Friday, March 6 — The last day to obtain nomination papers. Town Clerk’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.

Tuesday, March 10 — Last day to submit nomination papers to Registrars of Voters for Certification. Fifty valid registered voters’ signatures and addresses of Wakefield residents required.

Tuesday, March 24 — Final day to file nomination papers with Town Clerk. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 26 — Final day to object to or withdraw nomination papers. Town Clerk’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.