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Three Open Seats on Spring Hill School Board, Two Contested

Voters in the Spring Hill School District will have choices to make in the April general election. Two incumbents are vying for one seat and two newcomers for another, while another newcomer is running unopposed for the third seat.

Incumbents Eric Boyle and Max A. Strausbaugh are challenging each other for Position 4. Sharon Mitchell and Jack Tate are vying for Position 5. Jason Christopher Winbolt is the only candidate who filed for Position 6.

So far, Jack Tate is the only candidate who has accepted an invitation to complete the KC Education Enterprise candidate survey.

Two candidates have Facebook campaign pages: Mitchell and Winbolt.

And there is biographical information about the incumbents — Boyle and Strausbaugh — on the district website.

School board members are citizens who volunteer without pay to determine the policies the superintendent uses to administer the district. The superintendent works for them, and they are responsible for tasks such as long-range planning, establishing the salaries and benefits of certified teachers, approving the annual budget and calling elections for tax levies and bond proposals.

Sample ballots for the Spring Hill school board race are available from the Johnson County Election Office.

Elections will take place Tuesday, April 2, on both sides of the state line in the Kansas City metropolitan area.


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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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