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.
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.