Candidates can apply for Keystone AEA Board of Directors positions to be up for election in September

Elections for four members of the Board of Directors of the Keystone Area Education Agency (AEA) will be conducted in September. The board positions are four-year terms that expire in October 2021.

The elections are conducted in accordance with Section 273 of the Code of Iowa. Nominations may be submitted by filing a “Statement of Candidacy” form with the board secretary of the Keystone AEA on or before August 15, 2017.

Director District 1 includes the Howard-Winneshiek, North Winneshiek, Riceville and Turkey Valley Community School Districts and the following precincts in the New Hampton Community School District: Chickasaw, Dayton-Richland, Deerfield-Washington, Jacksonville-Utica, New Hampton 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Washington.

Director District 3 includes the Allamakee, Clayton Ridge, Eastern Allamakee, and MFL/MarMac Community School Districts.

Director District 6 includes the Clayton County Buena Vista Township; the Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District; the following precincts in Dubuque County: 33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42 and 44; Jackson County Precincts 4 and 5, and Richland-Washington of the Western Dubuque Community School District; Dubuque County Mosalem-Table Mound E-Washington Precinct and Jackson County Precincts 2 and 3 of the Dubuque Community School District.

Director District 7 includes Dubuque County Precincts 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 31 and 36 in the Dubuque Community School District.

The above director districts are currently represented by Jan Kreitzer of Cresco, Director District 1; Bill Withers, M.D. of Waukon, Director District 3; Sandra Gassman of Epworth, Director District 6; and Merle Gaber of Dubuque, Director District 7.

If no candidate files by the deadline, a convention will be scheduled with prior notice given, and persons may file for candidacy or be nominated at the convention. Each board of education within the director district may cast a vote, weighted according to the school district’s population, for the election of a member to the Agency's Board of Directors.

Statement of Candidacy forms may be obtained by contacting Julie Tschirgi, Board Secretary, at the Administration Office of the Keystone AEA in Elkader or by calling 563-245-1480.

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