As of Monday, board secretaries will be accepting nomination petitions for election to school boards.
Petitions may be filed from July 11 through Aug. 4 to be placed on the ballot for the Sept. 13 election.
The number of signatures required on a nomination petition varies according to the number of voters in the district. Of the four districts with communities in Cherokee County, the Cherokee District requires the most signatures, 47. It is recommended that the nomination petition have more than the minimum number of signatures in case there is some mistake that disqualifies one or more signatures.
The Cherokee, Aurelia and River Valley districts each has five board members. The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn District has seven board members. All of the Cherokee and Aurelia board members are at-large members. MMC and River Valley have director districts but the one seat up for election this year in the River Valley District is at-large.
In Cherokee, terms are expiring for Laurie Gerstandt and Kirk Sampson. In Aurelia, terms are expiring for Doug Radke and Susan Corderman. In River Valley the term of Jim Stowater is expiring. In MMC, terms are expiring for Vernon Letsche of district 4, Bryan Petersen of district 5 and Eric Wester of district 6.
Candidates in MMC must live in the district they represent but are elected by all the voters of the district.
All terms are for three years.
Nomination petitions may be obtained from board secretaries.