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No qualifiers yet for school board seat
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Aug 21, 2014 | 118 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It is two weeks into the qualifying window for the Beat Five school board position, but no one has qualified to run for the seat.

According to Carroll County Circuit Clerk Durward Stanton, there haven’t been any qualifying packets returned for the position, which will appear on the Carroll County election ballot on November 4.

Two weeks remain for citizens to qualify for the seat, as it closes at 5 p.m. on September 5. The qualifying window opened on August 6.

Those wishing to qualify for the election in Beat Five will have the opportunity to turn papers in at either of the county’s courthouses, in Vaiden or Carrollton. The school board trustee seat carries a six-year term.

Rubye Miller currently serves as the representative of Beat Five, a position she’s held since gaining the seat in 1999.

According to Stanton, potential qualifiers must be a qualified elector of that district of Carroll County. Stanton said those seeking the position must have a high school diploma or the equivalent and must not have any felony convictions.

They must also have 50 signatures from their respective beat.

According to records, each school board member earns an annual salary of $2,400, and is reimbursed $.40 for every mile for mileage.

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