Thompson School Board To Cancel Elections

The Thompson School District Board of Education will meet during a special session at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday to vote on whether to cancel the November election for open seats on the board. The current school board can opt to cancel the election because there are no contested races to serve on the school board. Four candidates filed their completed election petitions by the deadline — one candidate per open seat on the board.

By canceling the election, the district could save about $100,000, officials have said. If the election is canceled, incumbents Pam Howard and Marc Seter and new board members Dawn Kirk and Stu Boyd will be sworn in for their terms in November. The school board meets at the district offices, 800 S. Taft Ave.