Supervisors cancel several school board elections
At County School Superintendent Tim Carter's request, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday cancelled a number of school board elections and appointed qualified candidates.
State law allows the supervisors to cancel an election if the number of candidates equals the number of seats available, or if the number of candidates is less than the number of seats available.
Each of the candidates met state criteria for serving on a school district governing board.
The supervisors appointed the following school board members:
Williamson Valley School District: John Kieckhefer, 4-year term.
Walnut Grove School District: Barbara L. Davis, 4-year term.
Skull Valley School District: William McCollum, 4-year term. One 4-year term remains vacant.
Bagdad School District: Charley Ivy, 2-year term. Three 4-year terms remain on the ballot.
Humboldt Unified School District: Scott E. Paulsen, 2-year term. Three 4-year terms remain on ballot.
Kirkland School District: Kim Lang, Keith A. Levin and Jennifer McCracken, each for 4-year terms.
Hillside School District: Doug Ridder, 4-year term.
Cañon: Jeannie Glover, 2-year term; and Cynthia A. Ganey, 4-year term.
Chino Valley Unified School District: Peter Atonna, Bob Kaecker and Jo Kelleher, 4-year terms each.
Yarnell School District: Jack Rauh, 4-year term.
Yavapai College: Precinct #1, Patricia McCarver; Precinct #2, Dale H. Fitzner; and Precinct #3, Charles R. Leon; 6-year terms each.
According to the school superintendent's office, canceling the elections and appointing the candidates will save the taxpayers of the school districts thousands of dollars.