Hayden School Board gets feedback on redistricting

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— The Hayden School Board heard positive feedback this week about possibly changing the way School Board members are elected.

Hayden Superintendent Mike Luppes said School Board members have expressed an interest in redistricting and converting some or all of the School Board positions into at-large seats that would represent everyone within the school district.

Currently, the School Board is composed of five members who each represent a certain district. Those wanting to run for the School Board must live within the district seat for which they are running.

All of the School Board candidates serve four-year terms.

Luppes said that about 10 members of the public attended the work session and that no one was opposed to converting to at-large seats.

Next, Luppes said the School Board will decide how to proceed during its meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 20. The School Board will decide on any changes and then proceed with putting the question on a ballot during a special election that could take place as early as June.

Officials say the changes are being considered now because it is a good time given three of the five positions are up for election in November. The positions up for election are those held by Brian Hoza, Kurt Frentress and Tim Frentress Sr.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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