MOUNT VERNON — Several positions on local boards of education will be up for election this November as some members’ terms expire this year.
At Centerburg, two seats will be up for grabs including those of Lynn McCann and Ed Lambert. Danville school district residents will need to choose three board members as the terms of Carolyn Addair, Brent Kaylor and Darrel Severns are up this year. Two terms at East Knox are expiring, those of Larry Campbell and Korey Kidwell. In Fredericktown, the seats of Thomas Seymour and Mark Overholt will need to be filled. Mount Vernon electors will vote on three positions, those currently held by Margie Bennett, Sharon Fair and Jody Goetzman.
The legal qualifications for both school board members and qualified electors are that the person is a U.S. citizen; at least 18 years old; a resident of the school district, county and precinct; and a registered voter for at least 30 days preceding the election.
Kim Horn, director of Knox County Board of Elections, said local citizens wishing to run for a board of education must file a nominating petition with the Board of Elections by 4 p.m. Aug. 10. The filing fee is $30.
The number of qualified signatures required for school board petitions is a minimum of 25 for Centerburg, Danville, East Knox and Fredericktown. Petitions for the Mount Vernon school board must have at least 75 valid signatures.
As of Wednesday morning, the following individuals have signed out petitions for application to run for their respective school boards: Mount Vernon, Steven Kelly, Sharon Fair and Cheryl Feasel; East Knox, Larry Campbell; Danville, Josh Byers and Darrel Severns; Centerburg, Lynn McCann and Colby Clippinger. The acquisition of a petition does not necessarily result in the return of a completed petition.