School board filing period opens

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Three seats on the Austin Public Schools board are officially open for the Nov. 8 election.

The filing period opens today and runs through Aug. 16 for three four-year seats on the school board. Board members Don Leathers, Mary Jane Kestner and Richard Lees are up for reelection.

In April, the school board voted 4-1 to do away with primaries and instead have all candidates on the ballot in November’s election. Previously, if more than six people had filed, the district would have run a primary

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Call the superintendent’s office — door No. 3 of Austin High School — at 507-460-1900 with any questions.

The filing fee is $2.