Two Fort Smith Public School District Board of Education terms will expire this year.
The At-Large, Position Two, currently held by Dr. Deanie Mehl, and the Zone III, Position Seven, currently held by Jeannie Cole, are open for contest in the annual school election to be held Sept. 19.
Citizens who reside within the Fort Smith Public School District wishing to compete for one of these seats must file with the Sebastian County Clerk's office between noon July 4 and noon July 11, 2017. Candidates may circulate petitions for candidacy no earlier than June 11, 2017, or 100 days prior to the election. All seats on the board are three-year terms.
Also on the ballot will be the renewal of the school tax rate (state and local) of 36.5 mills. This represents the same rate presently collected on the dollar of the assessed value of taxable property located in the Fort Smith school district.
The Proposed Budget of Expenditures for 2018-19 was published in the July 5, 2017 edition of the Times Record.