Next Tuesday marks the day to vote for school board members, and we have six positions up for election in the Grinnell-Newburg School District this year. Did you know that voters are not limited to voting for your district only, but should instead cast votes for each open seat, including the three at-large seats?
Grinnell-Newburg School Board Candidates:
District 1 - Dennis Phelps or Laurel Tuggle
District 2 - Helen Redmond
District 3 - Emily Guenther
At-Large (2 year term) - Stephen Sieck
At-Large (4 year term) - Barbara Brown, Meg Jones Bair, Andy Steward - vote for two*
*There are two open seats for At-Large 4 year terms. The two candidates with the most votes will be awarded the seats.
Our school is so important to this community - not only are they educating the future of our community, country and world, but our schools are an important driver of community development and growth. Our school system is one of the first things prospective residents and businesses research, and our school board helps shape the future of our district along with the district's administrators and educators.
While you may not agree with everything a candidate stands for, please know that your vote does make a difference, and is very important for the future of our school district and ultimately, community.
Elections will be held at the Elks Lodge (720 3rd Avenue) for all voters in the district this year and polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please exercise your right to vote this coming Tuesday, September 12.