School Board Make Up
The board consists of seven elected members with staggered election cycles every two years.
Positions 1 & 4 represent the portion of Lancaster & Shannon Townships in Atchison County, the portion of Grasshopper lying North of the South edge of Township Fiveand that contiguous portion of Doniphan County which is in USD 377.
Positions 2 & 5 represent Walnut, Mt. Pleasant and Center Townships of Atchison County and that contiguous portion of Jefferson County which is in USD 377.
Positions 3 & 6 represent the portions of Kapioma and Benton townships in Atchison County, the portion of Grasshopper lying South of the South edge of Township Fiveand those contiguous portions of Jackson and Jefferson counties which are in USD 377.
The at-large position is filled from anywhere within the district.
USD #377 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
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 are held the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. A primary election must be conducted if more than three people file for the same school board position. Primaries must be held on the Tuesday five weeks preceding the general election.
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.
No candidate may withdraw their candidacy after the filing deadline.
Position #1 represents the portion of Grasshopper, Lancaster & Shannon Townships in Atchison County and that portion of Doniphan County which is in USD 377.
Position #2 represents Walnut, Mt Pleasant and Center Townships of Atchison County and that portion of Jefferson County which in in USD 377.
Position #3 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.