•  
    Section:
    Series 100:  Board Operations
    Code Title:
    SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
    Policy Code:
    131.00
    Adopted:
    January 17, 1983
    Revised:
    March 9, 1993
    January 15, 2007
    December 20, 2017
     
     
     
    School Board members are public officials who are elected or appointed to office as provided under state law. In order for an otherwise-eligible candidate’s name to appear on a ballot for a Board seat at a spring election, a candidate must complete and file all of the required ballot access forms in a timely fashion. 
     
    The Office of the District Administrator, located at 1336 Elm Street, Almond, Wisconsin shall be the designated filing location for all forms, petitions, oaths of office, and other filings related to Board elections.
     
    A regular term of office for a Board member is three years, commencing on the 4th Monday of April. 
     
    There is a plan of apportionment that assigns some of the school board seats to a limited geographic area, but leaves two (2) board seats with no special residency requirements.  Pursuant to the District’s current plan of apportionment for Board seats and elections:
     
    • There are two (2) Board seats for which any qualified elector who resides anywhere within the territory of the District may hold the seats; and
       
    • There are five (5) Board seats for which the Board members represent apportioned areas of the District, meaning that a qualified elector who serves as a Board member in such a seat must be a resident of the apportioned area for which he/she is elected (or appointed) at the time he/she takes the oath of office.
     
    Notwithstanding the plan of apportionment that creates special Board member residency requirements for some Board seats; all Board members are elected by a vote of the electors of the entire District.
     
    The following is a description of the District’s current plan of apportionment in relation to each seat on the Board, with the individual seats grouped according to their staggered, three-year, regular terms of office. In any three-year cycle of consecutive spring elections, the following seats are up for election at the spring elections as regular terms:
     
    • Year 1:  The terms of two (2) seats expire and are up for election as regular terms in April of 2018, 2021, 2024, 2027 and 2030. The apportioned-area or District-wide residency status of each seat in this group is as follows:
       
      • One (1) School Board Member representing the Town of Almond.
         
      • One (1) School Board Member representing the Village of Almond.
     
    • Year 1:  The terms of two (2) seats expire and are up for election as regular terms in April of 2019, 2022, 2025and 2028. The apportioned-area or District-wide residency status of each seat in this group is as follows:
       
      • One (1) School Board Member representing the Town of Pine Grove.
         
      • One (1) School Board Member representing the Town of Buena Vista and Lanark.
         
    • Year 2:  The terms of three (3) seats expire and are up for election as regular terms in April of 2020, 2023, 2026 and 2029. The apportioned-area or District-wide residency status of each seat in this group is as follows:
       
      • One (1) School Board Member representing the Town of Belmont, Rose, and Oasis.
         
      • Two (2) School Board Members representing the school district At Large.
     
     
    Legal References
     
    Wisconsin Statutes
    [general elections provisions]
    [the electors]
    [election officials; canvassing]
    [nominations, primaries, elections]
    [recount and recall]
    [election notices]
    [campaign financing]
    [prohibited election practices]
    [reporting board member information to county clerks]
    [changing the number, apportionment, or election of school board members]
    [school board officials] 
    [election of school board members]
    [partial list of duties of school district clerk]