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Nominations sought for school board

June 28, 2013
Traer Star-Clipper

North Tama County Community School District voters will have the chance to fill five director seats on the North Tama School Board September 10, 2013.

Nomination papers must be filed by August 1 and are available from Terrill Karr, Board Secretary, at the North Tama office. Detailed maps of the Director District boundaries are also available in the main office.

Director District 1 presently held by Dave Stuart is open. After 13 years of service to North Tama Stuart has decided not to run for re-election.

District 2 is also available. Cheryl Popelka currently holds this seat. Cheryl will be running for re-election.

District 3 is available. Trisha Kennedy currently holds this seat. Trisha will be running for re-election.

District 4 is available. Judy Robb currently holds this seat. After 10 years of service to North Tama Robb has decided not to run for re-election. Due to a redistricting change last year there are two people representing District 4. The other representative currently is Robert Young. Robert will be running for re-election. If Robert wins re-election he will be the sole representative in District 4.

District 5 is vacant due to redistricting.

Nominations for vacancies to the State's 370 local public school boards can be filed between July 8th and August 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. School board elections will be September 10, 2013.

Serving on a school board is a challenging job that requires leadership, vision and dedication. School board members are locally elected public officials charged with accountability for student learning, determining educational goals, setting policy, overseeing school finances and other duties. A school board member is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to a citizen: ensuring that Iowa schools help all students reach high levels of educational achievement. More than 2000 men and women serve on local school boards in Iowa, guiding the education of 475,000 young people while overseeing a budget of more than 4.0 billion.

Board members serve four-year terms. Elections are held in odd-numbered years with parts of the board being elected every other year. Members receive no compensation. Their reward is the satisfaction that comes from rendering an indispensable public service.





Buckingham Area Township bounded by:

North - 110thStreet

East - QQ Avenue

West - P Avenue

South - Hwy 8 (does not include Traer)


Northeast section Traer including:

North Ridge road

East O Avenue north of Highway 8

South - 2ndStreet in Traer

Also includes southeast of Traer along Highway 8 to QQ Avenue then south to 180th Street


Northwest section of Traer and west of Traer:

In Traer:????Rural Traer west:

North - 1st Street???North of Ridge Road

West of Highway 63???East of P Avenue

South - 6th Street???South to Highway 63


Southwest section of Traer:

North - 6th Street

South - Toledo Street

East of Highway 63

West to West Street


Southeast section of Traer

North 2nd Street

East of Highway 63

West of O Avenue

South - Crestview Drive

Also includes a small area along Highway 63 south to PP Avenue


Oneida Township/ City of Clutier Area


Predominately rural area East and South of Traer and northwest of Clutier:

Area includes parts of Perry and Carroll Townships

East - PP Avenue to S Avenue

South of Highway 63



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