MT. VERNON — As registered voters are in the midst of in-person absentee voting, several area school board positions are on the ballot.
In-person absentee voting takes place now through April 6, with the exception of March 29, from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
Early voting will be March 25 through March 28 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; April 1 and April 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; April 3 through April 5 from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; and on Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon.
School board candidates in Jefferson County are:
Field Community Consolidated School District — Four positions open with Jonathan D. Ashby, Robert A. Emery, Chester Connaway and Jonathan Schnautz running for the positions.
McClellan School District — Four positions open with three candidates, Valerie Duff, Tyson Conner and Gregory Kueker.
Woodlawn Community Consolidated High School — Four positions open with four candidates, Thomas Mears, Steve Danner, Stacy Kehrer and Karen Wehrheim.
Woodlawn Community Consolidated School District — The school board cannot consist of more than two from Casner Township, not more than two from Shiloh Township, not more than three from Blissville Township and not more than three from McClellan Township. There is one two year term up for election, with Daryn S. Edwards of Blissville Township running; four full term seats available with candidates Leslie J. Knox of Casner Township; Kendra Rynski of Casner Township; Rebecca "Becky" Crider of Casner Township, James Bailey of Casner Township, Christopher E. Bunting of Shiloh Township, Waunema Reagan of Shiloh Township and Brett "Jeff" Burkett of McClellan Township on the ballot.
Webber Township High School —There are four seats available, with one candidate, Paul Manning.
Summersville District 79 — Four positions are available with five candidates, Randolph L. Steele, Emily Martin, Brittany Boldt, Sonia Hyde and Shawn Smith.
Dodds Community Consolidated School District — There are four positions up for election and four candidates, Terrie Williams, Joel Ham, Rodney Martin and Ryan Maurer.