Elkhart County school board spots open in this fall's election

Anyone interested in running for school board can start filing later this month.

(Larry Tebo/The Elkhart Truth, File)

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 1:34 p.m.

Think you’d like to affect change at your local public school?

One way to get involved is by running for school board. There are 21 school board positions in Elkhart County up for election Nov. 4.

Here they are: 

  • Baugo Community School Board - District 2 and two At-Large positions
  • Concord Community School Board – District 1, District 2 and one At-Large position
  • ElkhartCommunity School Board – District B and two At-Large positions
  • Fairfield Community School Board – District 2, and one At-Large position
  • Goshen Community School Board – District 1, District 3, and two At-Large positions
  • Middlebury Community School Board - District A, District C, and District D
  • Wa-Nee Community School Board – Harrison Township, Locke Township, and Union Township

To run for school board, you must be at least 21 years old, a registered voter living in the district you’d like to represent or, for at-large positions, a registered voter living in any of the school corporation’s districts. 

Anyone interested in running for school board office can file at the Elkhart County clerk’s office starting July 23 through noon on August 22, 2014. 

Candidates will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. 

Positions that will be up for election this fall are currently held by Brent Welty and Wayne Miller on Fairfield’s school board; Ed Moser and Larry Weaver on Wa-Nee’s school board; John Speicher, Randy Myers and Cathy Tahmassebi on Concord’s school board; Glenn Duncan, Jeri Stahr and Karen Carter on Elkhart’s school board; Dan West, Robert Nafzinger, Jane Troup, and Perry Haimes on Goshen’s school board; Kimberly Coates, Dave Black and Andrea Boval on Middlebury’s school board; and Edward Collins, Edward Fisher and David Polston on Baugo’s school board. 

Dan West on Goshen’s board and John Speicher on Concord’s board have both announced that they will not be running again. 

For more information on running for school board, contact the school corporation or the Elkhart County Clerk’s office at 535-6469.

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks

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