School elections are coming up and people wishing to serve on a school board have until March 29, 2018 to file paperwork.
Prospective candidates may obtain oaths of candidacy from their respective school districts.
Candidates must be registered voters who have lived in the school district they wish to serve for at least a year.
Trustee elections will be May 8, 2018. If the number of candidates after April 1 is equal to or less than the number of openings on a school board, districts may cancel elections and qualified candidates will be seated by acclamation.
Being a trustee is a volunteer position. Trustees are responsible for making decisions that impact how schools operate.
Duties may include setting goals, adopting policies and budgets, managing the collective bargaining process and holding schools accountable.
Two (2) three-year terms are up for election at Swan River. File paperwork at the school, 1205 Swan Highway. For more information call 837-4528.