Running for School Board

Running for School Board - How to be on the ballot for March 5, 2019
Click here for the Local Candidate Petition.

  How, where, and when to run for a seat   on the Board for the next term
     The board of the River Valleys Unified School District consists of 6 members – three from Dover and three from Wardsboro. There is equal representation from both towns. The board members are elected for 3-year terms. The current members from Dover are Rich Werner-chair, Laura Sibilia, and Kerry Cady. The current members from Wardsboro are Rick Thorpe  -co chair, Dwight Boerem, and Barry Pearson.
     The terms for two seats are ending in March 5, 2019 are Laura Sibilia from Dover and Rick Thorpe from Wardsboro.  Those members may choose to stand for re-election and they must submit a Local Candidate Petition. However, anyone who is a registered voter of the towns of Dover and Wardsboro may run for those seats on the board. One board member will be elected from Dover, and one board member will be elected from Wardsboro.    
     To run for a seat on the River Valleys Unified School District Board,  candidates must obtain a Local Candidate Petition from the Town Clerk’s office in their own town, or from the website www.rvusd.net or here: www.sec.state.vt.us/media/79016/local-candidate-petition.pdf and candidates must obtain the required number of signatures.             
     In Dover, all candidates must obtain 13 signatures from registered voters of Dover.  In Wardsboro, all candidates must obtain 6 signatures from registered voters of Wardsboro.
     To get their names on the ballot for River Valleys Unified School District Board, the completed Local Candidate Petition must be filed with the Town Clerk in the town where the petition was obtained by January 28, 2019.

 A Timeline for Meetings, Public Info Sessions, Running for School Board, and Voting at Town Meeting Day (absentee/ early and day of voting) March 5, 2019 (printer friendly - one page only)