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School Board Elections 2021
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May 4, 2021- For immediate release

Salida School Board –Election 2021

The Board of Education of Salida School District R-32-J reminds all voters in the Salida School District of the November 2, 2021 election. The School District is comprised of five director districts and two “at large” seats. The November 2021 election will include six seats up for election -

District 1 (2 year term) Carrie Mattix- incumbent

District 2 (2 year term) Jodi Breckenridge Petit- incumbent

District 3 (4 year term) Cheri Post- incumbent

District 4 (4 year term) Joe Smith- incumbent

District 5 (4 year term) Greg Reed- incumbent

At large (4 year term) Jeannie Peters- incumbent

Joel McBride, current Board President, is not up for re-election but will be term limited when his term is up in November 2023. Director District maps are posted on the school board webpage:

The Salida School Board will host an Open House / Informational Work Session for all interested in the 2021 School Board Election. The work session is scheduled for Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 5:00pm in the second floor of the Kesner building- Board Room, 349 E 9th Street Salida CO.

Colorado Association of School Boards offers great resources to anyone considering a school board office-

A candidate for the school board must be a resident of the school district and a registered voter for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election. For specific director districts in the plan of representation, the person must be a resident of the director district in which he or she is a candidate. No person who has been convicted of a sexual offense against a child is eligible to serve on the school board. Because school director elections are nonpartisan, candidates may not campaign as members of a political party.

A person who desires to be a candidate for school director must file a nomination petition signed by 50 eligible electors. The nomination petition must be filed with the designated election official of the school district no later than 67 days before the election. The candidate would be wise to obtain extra signatures in case some of the signatures are invalidated. Petitions and required affidavits will be available at the School District Office beginning August 4th.

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