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Time to file for 2009 school board election

By Staff | Jul 11, 2009

Wanted: Dedicated individuals that cares about education and students.

That’s right, it’s time to file nomination papers for the upcoming school board election.

Nomination papers are now being accepted and must be turned in to the school board secretary before 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 30.

Beginning this year school board members will serve four-year terms, with elections held during odd-numbered years. Previously, Iowa school board members were elected for three-year terms by the citizens of each school district. School board elections are held in each Iowa school district on the second Tuesday in September.

Current school members up for re-election this year include the following.

n From Estherville Lincoln Central-Karen Butler, Jodie Greig and Duane Schnell. All three are at-large positions.

n From Armstrong-Ringsted-District 3, Betsey Ulrich; District 2, Paul Stevens; and at-large Don Looft. District 3 includes portions of the school district south of county road A 38. District 2 includes the city limits of Armstrong north of the railroad tracks.

n From Graettinger-Kevin Jensen and Bill Brown.

n From Terril-Tim Roth, Eugene Buhr and Chelle Bisenius.

n From Spirit Lake-Todd Hummel and Scott Wicks.

The Iowa Association of School Board states serving on a school board is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. A school board member is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to a citizen: ensuring that Iowa schools help all students reach high levels of educational achievement.

School board election day is Tuesday, Sept. 8.