Board of Education
The board consists of seven elected members with staggered election cycles every two years.
USD #377 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
Three positions on the USD #377 school board will be up for election in November 2017. The open positions are Position #4, held by Jeff Martin, Position #5, held by Steve Meeks, and Position #6, held by Tana Hoffman.
School board members must be registered voters in the school district and cannot be an employee of the board on which they are a member. If board members are elected from certain areas of the district (rather than at-large), they must live in the area of the district from which they are seeking office. School board members serve staggered four-year terms, so the entire board is not up for election at the same time.
School board elections will be held November 7, 2017. A primary election must be conducted if more than three people file for the same school board position. Primaries will be held on August 2, 2017. Term of office will commence on January 8, 2018.
There are two ways to file as a candidate for election. The first is to pay a $5 filing fee to the county election officer of the county in which the district is located. A person may also become a candidate by filing a petition with the county election officer. The petition must contain signatures of 50 registered voters of the school district or of the geographic area from which the board member is to be elected.
Qualified electors interested in running for school board have until Noon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 to file as a candidate.
No candidate may withdraw their candidacy after the filing deadline.
Position #4 represents the portion of Grasshopper, Lancaster & Shannon Townships in Atchison County and that portion of Doniphan County which is in USD 377.
Position #5 represents Walnut, Mt Pleasant and Center Townships of Atchison County and that portion of Jefferson County which in in USD 377.
Position #6 represents the portions of Kapioma, Benton, and Grasshopper townships in Atchison County and those portions of Jackson and Jefferson counties which are in USD 377.