HANCOCK COUNTY — Residents living in the Southern Hancock and Greenfield-Central school districts are the only voters who are going to see contested school board races this fall.
The deadline to file to run for school board positions — nonpartisan races that appear on the ballot only in November — was Friday afternoon. Twelve board positions across the county’s four school districts are up for grabs Nov. 8. The at-large position on Greenfield-Central’s board is contested, along with the District 1 and 2 seats on Southern Hancock’s school board.
Three incumbents aren’t seeking re-election. Dan Leary won’t seek another term to Greenfield-Central’s District 1 seat. Southern Hancock board members Barb Snyder and Tom Tucker are also saying goodbye to their positions.
School board members serve four-year terms, establishing school policies and setting budgets. They also vote on a variety of other school-related issues, ranging from personnel matters to facility needs.
Residents who have filed to run for school board are:
Eastern Hancock School Board District 2
Eastern Hancock School Board District 3
Southern Hancock School Board District 1
Southern Hancock School Board District 2
Bill Niemier (incumbent)
Southern Hancock School Board District 4
Greenfield-Central School Board District 1
Greenfield-Central School Board District 4
Greenfield-Central School Board, at-large
Ray Kerkhof (incumbent)
Mt. Vernon School Board, at-large (3 seats)
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