J.M. (Joe) Green filed for election to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board today.
The UNC-Chapel Hill education professor applied last November to fill the Town Council seat left vacant after Bill Thorpe died last September. Jim Merritt was selected instead.
Green is also director of UNC's Upward Bound program, which helps local high school students from underrepresented or low-income groups prepare for college.
By filing, Green seeks to fill one of three open seats on the board. He joins three other contenders: Michelle Brownstein, Gary Wallach and MaryAnne Gucciardi.
One week of filing remains.