Five Republicans will seek party backing at next month’s caucus for three seats on the Board of Education in November’s local election, officials say. According to the New Canaan Republican Town Committee, Julie Reeves—currently serving out Hazel Hobbs’s unexpired term on the school board—will seek to retain her seat while four others also filed petitions prior to last Friday’s deadline. They are Carl W. Gardiner, Suzanne Harrison, Daniel LaGattuta and Bob Naughton, according to a press release attributed to RTC Chairman Patrick Donovan. The slate means that Republicans Tom Cronin and Maria Naughton will not seek re-election to the Board of Ed. Instead, Maria Naughton is running for Town Council.