At the July 22 meeting, the Monticello School Board approved a resolution to hold school board general elections in even years beginning in 2020. The change is being made to generate greater voter participation in school board elections, as well as to help the school district save money in election costs.

“I’m confident this relatively minor change will be a major positive for our district,” said Superintendent Eric Olson. “Any time we have the opportunity to both cut costs and increase engagement, we’re going to try to take advantage of it.”

The resolution states that school board general elections held after 2018 in ISD 882 shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the even-numbered year.

Therefore, the terms of office of school board members that would otherwise expire on the first Monday of January, 2020 if elections were held in the odd-numbered year shall be extended to expire on the first Monday in January, 2021. The terms of office of school board members that would otherwise expire on the first Monday of January, 2022 if elections were held in the odd-numbered year shall be extended to expire on the first Monday in January, 2023.

 

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