Education

Boise Schools trustees race gets four candidates

Four candidates will vie for two seats on the Boise School Board on Sept. 6.

Board members are elected at large across the district, which means the top two candidates with the most votes will be seated as trustees.

The term is six years.

Incumbent Dave Wagers, president of Idaho Candy Co., is the only incumbent seeking election. He was appointed in January 2015 to fill the unexpired term of Joan Boren, who resigned in October 2014.

Brian Cronin, who was elected to the board in 2014 for a two-year term, did not seek re-election.

The other three candidates are: Stephen Adams, an attorney; Beth Oppenheimer, executive director for the Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children; and Monica Walker, a loan officer.

School board elections traditionally have light turnout. In 2014, 6.3 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the Boise School Board election. In 2010, the percentage was 1.6 percent.

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