School election day in Iowa this year will be Tuesday, September 13, and there will be several School Board positions up for election in area districts.
In the Cherokee School District, three positions are up for election. All three incumbents - Laura Dawson, Jack Creel and Deb Johnson - have filed for re-election to these positions, and all three are unopposed on the ballot.
There are also three positions up for election in the River Valley District this year. Lyle Poulson was elected to the District #3 position, but he had to resign when he took a position on the school's staff. His postion is up for election this fall, and Mary Todd, who has served in an interim capacity since Poulson left, has not filed for this fall's election. Scott Knaack has filed for the District #3 director position, and he is unopposed on the ballot. Also up for election will be the District #2 position, where incumbent, Kirk W. Utesch, is unopposed. The third spot up for election will be the At-Large position, where Gaylen Goettsch is also running unopposed.
In the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn District, three of the seven Board positions are up for election this year, and the three incumbents - Brian Mugge, Karla Prunty and Vernon Letsche - will be unopposed on the ballot.
In the Aurelia District, four of the five Board positions are up for election, and the four incumbents - Brad Rohwer, Dan Winterhof, Myron Radke and Sue Sangwin - have all filed to be on the ballot. Rohwer and Winterhof were previously elected to their current positions, while Radke and Sangwin will both be on the ballot for the first time, having been appointed to the Board to fill unexpected vacancies.
The Alta School District has three positions up for election. Current Board member Ila Galvin has filed papers for re-election, but Board members Dave Turnquist and Greg Kueny have chosen not to run. No one else has filed for the positions, so the voters in the Alta School District will have two wide-open "races" on which to vote.