Some school board elections in the KJAN listening area are worth watching when the results come in Tuesday night. The Polls will open at Noon on Sept. 8th and close at 8-p.m.
In Cass County, the Atlantic Community School District race is competitive, with seven newcomers hoping to win three open seats. They include: Doug Bierbaum; Alison Bruckner; Bob Drogo; Mark Foegen; Dennis Schwanke; Keith Swanson; and Jenny Williams. The District is also asking voters to approve a PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy), which would add an income tax surcharge of up to 20 percent of a taxpayers’ income tax assessments. School officials say money brought in from levy would offset property taxes, which accounts for all of the levy’s revenue currently.
In the CAM School District, incumbent Julie Williamson is running for re-election to the North District school board seat, while incumbent Todd McKee faces a challenge from Emily Rouse for the South District school board seat. In the Griswold School District, there is no candidate running for the District 1 seat, which represents Lewis. Incumbent Scott Hansen is unopposed in District 2, and Heather Pelzer is the lone candidate running for the At Large seat on the school board.
In the Audubon School District, two incumbents, Christine Konkler and Mark Nissen, are competing against newcomers Matthew Chambers and Brittney Huey for three At Large seats on Board of Education. In the Exira/EHK District, four candidates are running for four At Large Director district seats, including: Incumbent Terri Harris; Matthew Jorgensen; Incumbent Joel Schleuter, and Incumbent Ryan Wilson.
In the Guthrie Center School District, the incumbents are all running unopposed.
In Adair County, four candidates are running for two spots on the Adair-Casey School Board: Randy Carney, Dallas Dinkla, Sheryl Richter, and Tim Schafer. There’s a three-person race for two positions on the Nodaway Valley School Board between Amy DeVault, Rebecca McCann and Kevin Wissner.
In Montgomery County, a competitive race pits two incumbents against two challengers in Red Oak. Four candidates declared for the race, two incumbents and two challengers, in a contest where two will be selected for the board. Board member Warren Hayes has also submitted a resignation effective Sept. 14, which will require either a special election or an appointment by the board, including newly elected members.
In Shelby county, three seats for the Shelby County district’s board will be selected from director districts, with no candidate opposed in filings for the ballot. For District 3, newcomer Monte Schechinger filed. Incumbent Joni Larsen is running for District 5, while incumbent Kathy Mahlberg is running for District 6.