As of Tuesday (Aug. 17), no one had filed to seek either of two Tallahatchie County school board seats that will be on some local ballots Nov. 3, according to Circuit Clerk Daphane Neal.
“Not yet,” Neal said in response about whether anyone had filed qualifying papers.
Members of the East and West Tallahatchie school districts’ five-member boards of trustees serve staggered five-year terms, with one seat in each school district coming up for election every fall.
This year’s election will feature trustee posts in Education District 5, a seat on the West Tallahatchie School District Board of Trustees presently held by Cora Hooper, and Education District 10, a seat on the East Tallahatchie School District Board of Trustees occupied by Donna Jo Taylor.
There is no qualifying fee for school board, but candidates must file a Qualifying Statement of Intent and gather on a petition, 50 signatures from registered voters living in their respective education district.
Properly formatted petition forms are available from the circuit clerk’s office.
The qualifying period for school board opened Aug. 5. The qualifying deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.
For more information, contact the circuit clerk’s office in Charleston at 647-8758 or in Sumner at 375-8515.