Three school board seats are up for grabs this year. And with at least five candidates to choose from, there will be a contest at the ballot box.
According to the Saline County Clerk/Election Commissioner's office, several area residents have filed as challengers for the District 44 School Board.
Incumbents board members Ron Kahle and Bill Boller have both filed for re-election, according to the Saline County Clerk's office. Incumbent Lori Pracheil has not filed and will not seek re-election since the filing deadline was Feb. 15 for incumbents.
A spokesperson for the county clerk's office told the Times that the following challengers had also filed as of 4:30 p.m. on February 28:
- Kelli Burkey
- Lisa Wells
- Mikki Hoffman
Others wishing to run for the school board have until 5 p.m. Monday to file their paperwork with the Saline County Clerk in Wilber.