School Board Filing To Begin Later This Month

Local voters may have missed something in the May 8 Primary Election: school board races.

The Indiana legislature moved all school board elections to the fall, reportedly to get greater voter interest.

Candidates for school board can begin filing their candidacy petition on Wednesday, July 25. The filing period ends at noon on Friday, Aug. 24.

Crothersville voters will elect a District 1 board member, a seat now held by Trina McLain, and a District 4 school board member, a seat now represented by Dale Schmelzle.

Candidates for school board must submit a petition signed by 10 registered voters living within the boundaries of the school corporation prior to filing.

Copies of the petition are available at the clerk’s office at the courthouse in Brownstown.