School Board general elections are conducted on the first Tuesday in April, with one Board position open for election each year. If more than two candidates fle during the December filing period for an open seat or an unexpired term, a primary election will be conducted on the second Tuesday in February. If no candidates receives more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will proceed to the school board election on the first Tuesday in April. Only those registered voters living within the geographical boundaries of the Board district in which a term is expiring or in which a vacancy exists are eligible to vote for that Board position.
To seek election to a Board seat, candidates must have resided and been a registered voter for at least six months preceding the first day of the filing period in the Board district open for election, and all candidates must hold a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalency. The filing period for Board seats is the first Monday through Wednesday in December.
School districts with Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 10,000 students or more are required to elect members by Board district rather than at-large. Union's Board districts were reapportioned in 1991 and again in 2001, as required by law, to be as equal in population as practical with not more than a 10 percent variance between the most populous and least populous.
The Board of Education is pictured above left to right: (first row) vice president Lisa Ford, Board Clerk Stacey Roemerman, President Heather McAdams; and (back row) Deputy Board Clerk Jeff Bennett, Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler, and Board Member Ken Kinnear.