The Board of Education of Salida School District R-32-J will host an Open House/Informational Work Session for all those interested in the 2021 School Board Election. The work session is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 13 on the second floor of the Kesner building- Board Room, 349 East Ninth Street in Salida, CO.
The Salida School Board reminds all voters in the Salida School District of the November 2, 2021 election. The School District is comprised of five director districts and two “at large” seats. Six seats included in the election are the following:
- District 1 (2 year term) Carrie Mattix- incumbent
- District 2 (2 year term) Jodi Breckenridge Petit- incumbent
- District 3 (4 year term) Cheri Post- incumbent
- District 4 (4 year term) Joe Smith- incumbent
- District 5 (4 year term) Greg Reed- incumbent
- At large (4 year term) Jeannie Peters- incumbent
The current Board President, Joel McBride, is not up for re-election but will be term limited when his term is up in November 2023. Director District maps are posted on the school board webpage.
The Salida School Board will host an Open House/Informational Work Session for all those interested in the 2021 School Board Election. The work session is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 13 on the second floor of the Kesner building- Board Room, 349 East Ninth Street in Salida, CO.
The District has provided the Colorado Association of School Boards information website which offers great resources to anyone considering a school board office.
A candidate for the school board must be a resident of the school district and a registered voter for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election. For specific director districts in the plan of representation, the person must be a resident of the director district in which he or she is a candidate. No person who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a child is eligible to serve on the school board. Because school director elections are nonpartisan, candidates may not campaign as members of a political party.
A person who desires to be a candidate for school board director must file a nomination petition signed by 50 eligible electors. The nomination petition must be filed with the designated election official of the school district no later than 67 days before the election. The candidate would be wise to obtain extra signatures in case some of the signatures are invalidated. Petitions and required affidavits will be available at the School District Office beginning August 4.