AUSTIN EDITION 6 vie for 3 school board spots

By Roxana Orellana

School board candidates will be making their final impressions in the next few days as voters head to the polls Tuesday.

Six candidates are looking to fill the three vacated seats on the seven-member board next year.

The three incumbents finishing their terms this year are seeking re-election along with three challengers.


The hopefuls are incumbents Susan Fell-Johnson, Richard Lees and David Simonson. The challengers are Paulette Anderson, Loren Bellrichard and Mary Kleis.

All six candidates participated in two public forums where residents had the chance to ask questions.

The three elected will serve four-year terms. School board members earn $300 per month or $3,600 per year. The board chairman is paid an additional $100 per month.

Polls for Tuesday's election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The polling sites are:

Austin Public Library: Ward 1, Precinct 1.

Austin High School, Hastings Gym: Ward 1, Precinct 2 and the City of Mapleview.

Southgate Elementary School: Ward 2, Precinct 1.


Banfield Elementary School: Ward 2, Precinct 2.

Woodson Elementary School: Ward 3, Precinct 1.

Ellis Middle School: Ward 3, Precinct 2.

Lansing Township Hall: Lansing, Red Rock, Udolpho and Waltham Townships.

Oakland Township Hall: Newry, Oakland, London and Moscow Townships.

Austin Township Hall: Austin, Windom and Lyle Townships.

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