Tuesday, August 14, 2012

School Board Seats (Districts 2,4,5 & 6) will be decided this year

Four of the seven MCCSC School Board seats (Districts 2, 4, 5, and 6) will be decided this year.  A candidate must reside in the district in which he or she wants to run, but voting is at-large, which means that all voters vote for a candidate in each district.  Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6th, but early voting starts on Tuesday, Oct. 9th.  Two organizations (the Indiana Coalition for Public Education and the League of Women Voters) are sponsoring candidate forums on the following dates:

ICPE Forum, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7pm, Showers City Council Chamber
LWV Forum, Thursday, Sept. 27, 7pm, Ivy Tech
ICPE Forum, Monday, Oct. 15, 7pm, Showers City Council Chamber

These public forums are great opportunities for your concerns to be addressed.  Each forum will have a different format, and as the dates approach I will send more detailed information, including how you can submit questions/issues that the candidates should address.

Only seven people have filed as candidates, but the deadline is not until noon on Friday, Aug. 24th, so there is still time for you (or your favorite potential candidate) to enter the race.  Only 10 signatures are needed, and I can provide the 2012 Candidate’s Packet to anyone who is interested (also available directly from the Monroe County Clerk Office).

A detailed map of the MCCSC districts is available at:

Posting #5 (07-02-2012) has the most detailed map, with major streets labeled.

Please contact me (knoxes@comcast.net) if you would like to know more about the school board, the elections this fall, or the issues facing our public schools.  If you would like to serve on the school board (or have a suggestion for someone who would be an excellent school board member), please also contact me for more information.

Finally, please make sure that you and people whom you know are registered to vote.


Eric Knox
1904 E. Southdowns