Three seats are up for election on the Englewood Schools Board of Education this November, with only one incumbent running for re-election. The other four candidates are newcomers — an author, a landscaping and irrigation manager, a Jefferson …
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Three seats are up for election on the Englewood Schools Board of Education this November, with only one incumbent running for re-election. The other four candidates are newcomers — an author, a landscaping and irrigation manager, a Jefferson County School District official and a teacher who has taught in Denver and Englewood school districts.
The school board sets policies for the district, passes the district budget and chooses the superintendent. The superintendent administers the policies and budget and makes recommendations to the board on both.
Citizens will have three votes to cast on Election Day, one for each open seat. Board members are limited to two four-year terms. Englewood school board elections, like the city's municipal elections, are held every two years on odd-numbered years.
Tena Prange, the current president of the board, is running for re-election. Sharon Scheminske and Kevin Ebert, first and second vice president, respectively, are two years into their first terms. Secretary Dagan Thomas served for two years after filling a position left vacant by Gene Turnbull, then 64, who died after fighting illness in 2013. Thomas is not running again, nor is Jason Sakry, treasurer, who is near the end of his first term.
Candidates do not run for specific positions on the board — they vote among themselves to decide the positions after they're elected. Election Day is Nov. 7.
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