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Key Dates for School Board Candidates
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April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

PETITION CIRCULATION: First day for school board candidates to circulate nominating petitions.

 

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

CONSOLIDATED ELECTION CANDIDATE FILING: Candidate filing period begins; first day for candidates to file their original nominating petitions, statement of candidacy, and receipt of filing of Statement of Economic Interests, to in office of county clerk or county board of election commissioners.

 

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

CONSOLIDATED ELECTION CANDIDATE FILING: Candidate filing period ends. Note, names are placed on the ballot in the order in which the nominating papers are received; a lottery is held for the first for the first and last spots if multiple candidates’ papers are filed simultaneously in the first and last hours of the filing period.

STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS: Last day to file a Statement of Economic Interests; the receipt from the filing must be included with nominating petitions.

The county clerk or county board of election commissioners shall notify candidates of acceptance of their nominating petitions within seven days of filing, or the last day of filing.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016

OBJECTIONS: Last day to file objections to nominating petitions.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

LOTTERY: Last day for ballot placement lottery, held by the county clerk for the first and last spots on the ballot if multiple candidates’ papers are filed simultaneously in the first and last hours of the filing period.

 

Thursday, Jan. 26 , 2017

WITHDRAWAL OF CANDIDACY: Last day a candidate can withdraw by filing a Withdrawal of Candidacy with the county clerk or county board of election commissioners.

 

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES: Last day to file a Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate with the appropriate election authority or authorities.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CONSOLIDATED ELECTION: Polls open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CANVASSING:   Last day for the county clerk or county board of election commissioners to canvass the election results, and transmit the results.

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

STATEMENT OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS: Candidates who have been re-elected to the school board must re-file the Statement of Economic Interests by May 1. Although the law is unclear, new school board members – those first elected on April 4 – are encouraged to re-file as well.

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

ORGANIZATION OF BOARD: Within 28 days after the consolidated election, the school board shall organize by electing its officers and fixing a time and place for the regular meetings.

 

Aug. 15, 2017 (approximate)  

MANDATORY OMA TRAINING: Within 90 days of taking the oath of office, new school board members must receive state-mandated training covering Open Meetings Act general applicability, procedures, and legal requirements. A copy of the certificate of completion must be filed with the school board.

 

May 2, 2018 (approximate)

MANDATORY PDLT: Within one year of taking office, new school board members must receive state-mandated training in Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT), including education and labor law, financial oversight and accountability, and fiduciary responsibilities.

Additionally, school board members must take a training program on Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) Evaluations before making a dismissal based upon an “optional alternative evaluative dismissal process for PERA evaluations.”

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