Are you curious to see whether there will be a bumper crop of candidates filing for school board seats this year? Or whether a majority of incumbents will want to stay with the job?
So is KSBA, because tracking that information helps the association anticipate training needs later this year for both new and experienced board members. It also helps us stay abreast of election trends.
In this election cycle, three seats are up for election in most independent districts, while two will be decided in most county districts. As always, there are variations caused by appointees to unexpired terms who also must run in the general election.
KSBA will be emailing forms to superintendents and their administrative assistants for use after the filing deadline Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. local time. The forms will be tailored to both independent and county districts and will allow district personnel to supply information about school board candidate filings in their school systems. We have found that superintendents and their assistants are the most accurate and timely source for providing this information, so the emails will be directed to both these groups.
The forms will take just a few minutes to complete, especially since this is probably information superintendents and their staff will already be aware of, given its potential importance to the district.
Once KSBA tablulates the surveys, the information and how it compares with previous election cycles will be shared with readers of the October edition of the Kentucky School Advocate magazine.