Roosevelt County residents will have their only opportunity to file for a school board member position on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The school board elections will take place in February, according to Joyce Fraze, Roosevelt County clerk. Those from Portales, Dora, Elida and Floyd who want to declare their candidacy for membership on the school board can do so on Tuesday. Fraze said those who do decide to declare their candidacy can withdraw as late as Dec. 28.
The positions up for election for the Portales School Board are members in Districts 3 and 4. Steve Davis is the current representative in District 3 and David Brooks is the current representative in District 4.
District 3 is from S.Ave. K and S. Roosevelt Road 1/2 to the west until S. Roosevelt Road W. The area is also from W. Fir St. south to S. Roosevelt Road 16 1/2.
District 4 encompasses the voters who live within the city limits from Highway 70 south to E. 18th St. The voters must also live within South Avenue F east to South Roosevelt Road P, within E. Third St. and E. 18th St.
Other school districts in Roosevelt County will also have school board member elections on Feb. 1. The districts up for election in Dora are:
• District 2 (James Mapp)
• District 3 (Kenneth Cox)
• District 4 (Janah Roberts) and
• District 5 (Kenner Carrasco).
The districts up for election in Elida are:
• District 3 (Claudia Bird)
• District 4 (Jim Daugherty) and
• District 5 (Connie Dixon).
The districts up for election in Floyd are:
• District 1 (Mark Dunlap) and
• District 2 (Jimmy Tivis).
Dora voters will also decide on whether or not to add a mill levy during the February election. Dora voters will decide whether to impose a property tax of $2.00 per each $1,000 of net taxable value of property. The property tax would be for the property tax years of 2005 through 2010 if it is imposed.
The property tax would be for capital improvements in Dora such as remodeling, school additions and new equipment to name a few.
If voters have any questions, they can call the county clerk’s office at 356-8562.