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County school superintendent has board packets ready

PRESCOTT - School districts throughout Yavapai County will conduct school board elections during the Nov. 4 General Election.

The County School Superintendent's Office has packets available for anyone wishing to run for a seat on his or her school district governing board.

Supt. Tim Carter said that unlike previous years, possible candidates must file an affidavit of qualification and the $500 Threshold Statement before circulating nomination petitions.

Administrative Assistant Robin Bascom said prospective candidates could start filing nomination petitions July 7. She said the final day for candidates to file is Aug. 6.

Elected school board members serve as public officers. Governing boards set goals, hire personnel and establish budgets, policies, curriculum and goals for the district.

Serving on a district governing board is an unpaid position. Arizona law limits the authority of board members to voting on issues during an official board meeting. At other times, a governing board member has no more authority over school affairs than any other district resident does.

Persons seeking election to the governing board must be registered voters who have lived in the school district for at least one year before Election Day. No employee of a school district or spouse of an employee may be a governing board member.

The following local school district governing board seats are up for election:

Prescott Unified School District: three four-year terms. The terms of Steve Campbell, Dee Navarro and Tom Staley expire Jan 1.

Humboldt Unified School District: one two-year term and three four-year terms. The terms of Richard Adler, Bruce Jaeger, Boyce Macdonald and Harold Mooney expire Jan. 1.

Chino Valley Unified School District: three four-year terms. The terms of Peter Atonna, Bob Kaecker and Jo Kelleher expire Jan. 1.

• Mayor Unified School District: one two-year term and two four-year terms. The terms of Jeremy Barr, Kathy King and Mark Mathern expire Jan. 1.

Anyone wanting more information about school district governing board elections should contact Bascom at 928 771-3326. The County School Superintendent's office is located at 1015 Fair St. in Prescott.

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