School Board Qualifying deadline Sept. 6

School Board qualifying deadline is September 6. Board members are elected every year in November with rotating terms. Enterprise board members run at large, can live anywhere in the district. Quitman District is divided into 5 single-member districts; board member has to be a resident of their district.  Place 4 is up for election this year.  Current member Wendell Carney is not running for re-election.

Persons interested in running for the Quitman Place 4 or Enterprise school boards should apply with the Circuit Clerk’s office by this date.

According to the Secretary of State’s 2019 Candidate Qualifying Guide:

County School Board Member -

A resident and qualified elector (registered voter) of the district from which election is sought, and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.   Miss. Code Ann. § 37-5-1.  

No person who is a resident of the territory embraced within a municipal separate school district or a special municipal separate school district is eligible to be a member of the county board of education.  Miss. Code Ann. § 37-5-3.  

Each school board member shall be required to complete a basic course of training and education for local school board members conducted by the Mississippi School Boards Association within six (6) months of his selection. In addition, each school board member shall be required to file annually in the office of the school board a certificate of completion of a course of continuing education conducted by the Mississippi School Boards Association.  Miss. Code Ann. § 37-7-306.

FOR COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, SPECIAL MUNICIPAL SEPARATE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE OR CONSOLIDATED/CONSOLIDATED LINE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE:

1) Qualifying Statement of Intent, and

2) Petition signed by not less than fifty (50) qualified electors (registered voters) of the district from which election is sought2, certified by the Circuit Clerk’s Office of the county from which the signatures were collected,

3) Filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office,

4) No more than ninety (90) days (Wednesday, August 7, 2019) nor later than 5:00 p.m. on the sixtieth (60th) day before the election (Friday, September 6, 2019).

5) Statement of Economic Interest filed electronically with the Mississippi Ethics Commission within fifteen (15) days of qualifying for office.

6) Required Campaign Finance Disclosure Reports filed with the Circuit Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on the applicable deadline(s).