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Board races develop in 4 school districts in Pierce County

Board races develop in 4 school districts

Four of the six school districts in Pierce County will offer candidate choices to area voters during the Tuesday, April 6, spring election, according to reports following Tuesday's filing deadline.

However, none of the four school boards with contested seats will need to hold a primary. In Ellsworth, five people on the ballot are seeking three available school board seats, while the Elmwood, Plum City and Prescott districts each have four hopefuls trying for two seats.

In each of three of the four school districts with races, one incumbent has indicated intentions not to run for another term.

On the municipal side, there are no contests. In fact, the Spring Valley Village Board has one less candidate on the ballot than the number of available seats. One incumbent on that board isn't running for a new term and that's also the case for two incumbents on the Elmwood Village Board.

Those pursuing election to each of the Ellsworth, Plum City and Spring Valley village boards are all incumbents.

A single town in the county, the Town of Trenton, uses the nomination papers method to determine candidates for the spring election instead of holding a caucus session, like the other towns. There, a race has developed for one of two available board seats.

Both the Villages of Bay City and Maiden Rock opt for caucuses rather than filings and have such sessions scheduled for this month.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Jan. 13.