USD 329 school board to remain the same after election

Emma Alderman | editor in chief

The Wabaunsee school board will be unchanged after citizens voted on three open positions Tuesday.

The open positions were the district 4, 5 and 6 seats. 

The district 4 election pitted incumbent Jerome Hess against newcomers Ashley Seematter and Thomas Beggs. Hess won the seat with 46 percent (50 votes). Beggs was close behind him with 31 percent of the vote equaling 33 votes and Seematter trailed behind both of them with 23 percent and 25 votes. 

Going into the district 6 election, Tony Conrad was the only person filed trying to maintain his current seat. Conrad achieved 68 percent of the vote (62 votes). Write-in candidate Myron Hurla Jr. achieved 32 percent (29 votes). 

The district 5 election was a little more complicated than the others since no one filed to run for the position. The position was previously held by Justin Frank who ended up winning the position as a write-in candidate with 3 votes. Frank confirmed Wednesday morning that he would accept the position. 

View the complete results here.

The “new” board will get to work right away, hosting a community meeting about a possible bond election at 7 p.m. tonight at Maple Hill Elementary. The board also scheduled meetings at 6 p.m. November 8 in the WHS commons during the regular monthly board meeting, and 1 p.m. November 20 at Wabaunsee Junior High.

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