2017 Board of Education Election Information
City and School Election dates have been scheduled as follows:
- Candidate Filing Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at noon – Sedgwick County Election Office.
- City and School Primary Election: Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Polls open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- City and School General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Polls open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The terms of office for the following members of the Board of Education, Unified School District No. 259, will expire on January 8, 2018:
Ms. Betty Arnold
Ms. Joy Eakins
Mr. Mike Rodee
Mr. Lynn Rogers
The District 1, District 2, District 5, and District 6 members will be elected for a four-year term commencing January 8, 2018 and expiring January 10, 2022.
The filing deadline for elected office is June 1, 2017 at noon. Candidates are required to file in person at the Sedgwick County Election Office, 510 N. Main, Suite 101, in downtown Wichita. For more information, call the Election Office staff at 660-7100.
The Sedgwick County Geographic Information Services (GIS) has produced this Map of BOE Districts (PDF). Please contact the Clerk of the Board’s office at 973-4553 for more information about BOE district boundaries and USD 259 Board elections.
Web Resources: Sedgwick County Election Office: This Web site will feature a Candidate Listings by Office Lookup. Select School District 259 from the drop-down menu. These listings will appear after the first candidate files for a position on the USD 259 Board. Candidate Filing Information (PDF): The Sedgwick County Election Office document provides filing information, including fees and other requirements. Kansas Association of School Boards: School board candidate guide and election information.
Voting Plan for USD 259: The voting plan adopted by a majority of the electors at the regular election held November 8, 1994, is Voting Plan B, defined by KSA 72-8003 (b): "All electors, who are otherwise qualified according to law, and who reside in the member district, may vote in the primary election for the member positions of such member district and for the at-large member position. All electors, who are otherwise qualified according to law, and who reside in the school district may vote in the general election for all member positions, including the at-large member position to be filled."