Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 2:18pm

Residents interested in running for the Board of Education can obtain forms for the 2021 spring election online or at the District Services Center, 7106 South Ave., Middleton.

Forms can be obtained at the DSC from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Nomination papers can't be circulated before Dec. 1. Nomination papers, a declaration of candidacy, and a campaign registration statement must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in the office of the school district clerk located at the DSC.

Here are links to each of the forms, which are fillable, needed:

It is recommended that the campaign registration statement and the declaration of candidacy be filed wih the district clerk before circulating nominating papers.

Candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 100 signatures, including valid addresses within the District boundaries, on their nomination papers.

The general election will take place on Tuesday, April 6. If a primary is necessary, it will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The School Board will host an information session for prospective candidates on Monday, Dec. 7. The virtual session will begin at 6 p.m.

There are three seats open this year: Area II, which includes the Village of Cross Plains; Area IV, which includes the City of Middleton, the Town of Westport, and portions of the Town of Middleton, and Area V, which includes the Central area, is bordered by Evergreen Road and extends north to Schneider Road and Pleasant View Road on the east; Enchanted Valley Road extending south on the west end; Schneider Road and Enchanted Valley Road extending west to County Highway P on the north; and Old Sauk Road on the south.

The incumbents in those areas are Sean Hyland (Area II), Todd Smith (Area IV) and Anne Bauer (Area V). Bauer, Hyland and Smith each indicated at the School Board meeting on Nov. 16 that they don't plan to run for re-election.

Each year, three Board of Education seats are up for election. Residents are able to vote for each of the Board of Education seats, rather than only the one from their area. Board members are scheduled to begin their duties at the regular meeting on Monday, April 26.

The MCPASD Board of Education consists of nine citizens from specific geographic areas of the District, who serve a term of three years and/or until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms are arranged so that three new seats are open for election each year. Board of Education members are selected from specific geographic areas, but represent the District as a whole. 

If you have questions, please e-mail Cheryl Janssen or call her at 829-9004 in the superintendent's office. A printable version of the Board Election Notice is also avaialble on the District website.