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Elections set in three area districts

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Three independent school district serving students in Bandera County-Bandera ISD, Medina ISD and Utopia ISD - have board of trustee positions up for election on Nov.3.

Places 1 and 2 in Bandera ISD are currently up for election. They are presently held by Rhondo Jauer in Place 1 and Laurie Neff in Place 2.

Medina ISD has three positions on its board scheduled for a vote, Places 2, 3 and 6, which are currently held by David Derry, Brad Zirkel and Andy Lautzenheiser respectively.

In Utopia ISD, three at-large positions are up for election. Those places are held by Wayne Moore, Jena Smothers and Chase Hathorn.

To file for a board of trustee position, several requirements must be met.

Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled, mentally fit and someone who has not been convicted of a felon.

Candidates also must have resided in the state continuously for the previous twelve months, resided in the school district for the previous six months, registered to vote in the district and satisfied any other eligibility requirements prescribed by law.

Candidates must fill out an Application for a Place on the General Election Ballot. These can be found online or at the school district offices.

The Administrative Office for Bandera ISD is at 815 Pecan Street in Bandera. For assistance with the BISD application and further information, contact Marie Halloran at 830-460-3890, Extension 2005.

To file for candidacy in Medina ISD, go to One Bobcat Lane in Medina. Contact Pam Keese at 830-589-2855 for more information and assistance.

In Utopia ISD, contact Christine at 830-966-3339 for assistance in filing for office.

The filing period in all three districts already has started.

That period runs through Aug. 17 in both the Bandera and Medina school districts.

The offices in those districts are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in BISD, beginning on Monday, Aug. 3, and Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in MISD.

Applicants can file for the Utopia ISD posts through Aug. 21. The district office will accept applications Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The UISD office is at 258 School St. in Utopia.