Following the deadline for filing nomination petitions to be on the ballot for school board elections on Sept. 9, the Cherokee and River Valley districts have contested elections while the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and the Aurelia districts do not.
In the Cherokee School District, three candidates will compete for two at-large seats on the school board, while in the River Valley District, there are three candidates seeking the one at-large seat up for election and no candidate has filed to be elected to the RV district 4 seat that is to be filled for the last year of an unexpired term,
In the Cherokee District, the terms are expiring for Kirk Sampson and Deb Johnson. Both incumbents are seeking reelection as well as Jack Creel.
In the River Valley District, Lyle Paulsen has filed to be reelected to his at-large seat and is being challenged by Alan Phred Linn and Adam J. Petty. The director district 4 seat was vacated and then filled by the appointment of John Anfinson. Anfinson has not filed for the election to fill for the final year of the term nor has anybody else.
In both the MMC and the Aurelia districts, the number of candidates equals the number of seats up for election.
In the MMC School District, Karla Prunty, the incumbent in director district 5 and Vernon Letsche, the incumbent in director district 6 are both running for reelection unopposed. Eric Wester is not running for reelection in director district 4. Brian Mugge will be running for that seat unopposed. The MMC School Board is the only area school board to have seven rather than five members.
In the Aurelia District, Dan Winterhof is running for reelection and Brad Rowher is seeking election for the first time. Susan Corderman is not seeking reelection.