Scottsdale Schools governing board to fill 3 seats in November election

The Scottsdale Governing Board at a recent school board election. (photo by Melissa Fittro)

The Scottsdale Governing Board at a recent school board election. (photo by Melissa Fittro)

As the community begins to prepare for the dawn of election season, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board will have three seats to fill this November.

Governing board seats of President Bonnie Sneed; Vice President Barbara Perleberg and board member George Jackson have seats expiring.

As of May 3, 11 individuals have requested election board packets from the Maricopa County Education Service Agency, according to a public records obtained by the Scottsdale Independent.

Those 11 who requested packets for a four-year term are:

  • Allyson Beckham
  • Barbara Perleberg
  • Bonnie Sneed
  • Christine M. Schild
  • Cindy Bitcon
  • George Jackson
  • Heather D. Heroldt
  • Mary Roaf
  • Sandra Kravetz
  • Thomas A. Kube
  • Thomas O’Shea

The governing board seat is a four-year stint, unless a member leaves midterm, in which a two-year seat can be filled.

Candidates running for the governing school board will first need to file a campaign finance document or a statement of organization, based on if they plan to spend or collect more than $500. So far, Ms. Perleberg and Mr. Jackson have submitted statements of organization; and Ms. Kravetz has submitted a $500 threshold campaign finance document, records show.

The statement of organization requires candidates to report what they spend their money on, according to Hope Olguin with the Maricopa County Education Service Agency. Candidates are required to file their funding statements before making any expenditure, accepting any contributions, distributing campaign literature or circulating petitions.

During the official filing period, July 11-Aug. 10, candidates must file a nomination paper, an affidavit of qualification and their campaign finance statement, as well as submit the required amount of petition signatures.

Signature requirements are calculated using voter registration figures. According to the Maricopa County Education Service Agency, Scottsdale Unified No. 48 has 151,861 registered voters, and requires 400 signatures for each candidate.

The governing board election will be Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Northeast Valley News Editor Melissa Rosequist can be e-mailed at or can be followed on Twitter at

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