257 mulls new voter districts

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June 12, 2018 - 12:19 PM

A change in voting districts could encourage more people to run for school board seats or simplify the election process, USD 257 Board of Education members said at their meeting Monday.

The board is considering options that could eliminate or redraw the boundaries of districts within USD 257. If they do away with voting districts entirely, board members would be elected on an at-large basis. That could encourage more candidates to run for a seat because they wouldn’t be limited by geography, board members said.

Board members are also considering redrawing the boundaries within the school district to better reflect the population shift after the Flood of 2007 when many in the south end of town lost their homes. Most current voting districts have between 700 to 1,000 voters each.

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