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DAVE HINTON and MATT DANIELS
Unlike area municipal elections, contested races will be scarce in the April 9 election for school board.
Only one area school board election has more candidates than there are positions open.
One of the two school board elections in Rantoul will have a contested race.
Four seats are open on both the Rantoul Township High School and Rantoul City Schools boards, with five candidates having filed to run in the RCS race.
Incumbents Saundra Uhlott, Kevin Modglin, Kevin McCallister and Mark Keyes will all run for re-election in the April 9 election, with newcomer May Martin throwing her hat in the mix.
Four candidates are running in the Rantoul Township High School board election, but one long-time member has decided not to run for re-election.
Marla Deem, a board member since Nov. 2001, did not file the necessary paperwork to seek re-election. Three incumbents up for re-election — Kelly Foster, Ann Reale and Doug Jordahl — will run again, with newcomer Katie Carver electing to run as well.
All terms in both school board elections are for four years.
Four people have filed for as many positions, all seeking four-year terms, on Gifford school board.
They are incumbents Matt Lomax, Jill Duden, Neil Baker and newcomer Travis Huls.
Mike Pflugmacher is not running for re-election.
Three candidates are running with four positions open on the Thomasboro school board. All are seeking four-year terms.
They are incumbents Jane Sprandel and Jake Tatar and Derek Wolken, who was appointed to finish the term of Larry Shurbet, who resigned.
John Lux opted not to seek re-election. Lux had served as vice president and had been on the board since 2005.
Incumbents Jill Jamison, Tharla Palumbo and Keli Graham are running again for Ludlow school board. All are for a four-year term and are unopposed.
Jamison serves as president, and Palumbo as secretary.
Three incumbents are unopposed for re-election on the Prairieview-Ogden school board.
They are Jeff Suits, Darrin Flessner and Dick Harms.
Four candidates are running for as many positions on Fisher school board.
Seeking four-year terms are incumbents Todd Cotter and Lesa Lammle, and Chris Handley, who was appointed to the board. Newcomer Michael Estes is running to complete a two-year unexpired term.
Handley was appointed following the 2011 election after only three candidates ran for four positions on the board. He opted to run this time for a four-year term, and Estes is running to complete the two-year unexpired term.