The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for organizing school Governing Board elections, appointments, school bonds, and school-budget overrides. If you are interested in serving your local district as a Governing Board member, please call Risha VanderWey at 928-679-8071.
School Board Elections and Appointments
The Arizona Revised State 15-302 gives the County Superintendent of Schools authority to appoint community members to fill vacancies on school district and community college governing boards within the county. The Superintendent takes this responsibility seriously and has established processes and procedures to fill vacancies that reflect the best interest of children, students and educators.
The terms of these appointments will be from the date of appointment to the last day (December 31) of the year in which the next general election cycle (even numbered year) occurs.
School Board Elections are conducted during the general election cycle in November of even numbered years. Following the election, the Board elects a president to serve for a one year term. Most board term lengths are four years. However, if the seat was vacated by resignation and depending on how much time remained in the term when the resignation occurred, the term may be two years.
School Boards Election Candidate Information
Notwithstanding section 15-511, each county school superintendent shall publish on its website the statement of each certified candidate for membership on a school district governing board located in the county. If a candidate does not submit a statement, the county school superintendent’s website shall state “no response submitted” for the candidate.