Dell Rapids Public School News

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION 2018

Two Dell Rapids School Board positions will be up for election on April 10, 2018. The positions, with duties to be assumed on July 9, 2018, will be vacant due to the expiration of the present terms of Troy Randall and Steve Stofferahn.

Nominating petitions, along with information on how to circulate a petition, will be available in the school district business office at 1216 N. Garfield Avenue.  Petitions may be picked up and circulated between January 26th and February 23rd, and must be filed with the business manager no later than February 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

To vote in this election, residents of the school district must be registered to vote by March 26, 2018.

Serving as a school board member is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision, and dedication.  It is one of the most important responsibilities a citizen can undertake.  School board members shape the future of the community and society by establishing educational goals that help students reach high levels of achievement.  Some of the most important duties of the school board are to advocate on behalf of all students, policy-making, hiring and evaluating the superintendent, planning and goal setting, maintaining fiscal responsibility, and providing safe, secure school facilities.  To be eligible to serve on a South Dakota school board, one must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district, and an eligible voter of the school district.