Three of the five open positions on the Sweet Home School Board did not garner any candidates for the May 21 election.
The open positions — zones 3, 4 and 6 — have individuals seated currently but none has filed or is eligible to run for the spot again. In Zone 3, which covers Foster, Angela Clegg moved from the area, making her unable to hold the position. Zone 6, which represents Crawfordsville, is currently held by Toni Peterson, who is finishing Carol Babcock’s term after Babcock also moved away. Zone 4, covering Cascadia, is open as well.
According to the school district, it’s possible to have write-in candidates for those three positions but in the past, seats with no candidate filings are filled by appointment. Applicants must live in the district for which they're applying. If no one applies to be appointed after the position has been advertised for 20 days, an individual can be appointed from the district at large.
The district said the board never has had an empty seat after the appointment process and doesn’t believe it will after the May 21 election and possible appointment process that follows.
Current school board members Jenny Daniels, who represents Liberty, and Mike Reynolds, who represents Sweet Home, are running for re-election.