In the ISD 197 election, the levy renewal passes with 68% of the vote and Sarah Larsen, Marcus Hill, and Jon Vaupel win seats on the school board. The margin of victory for third over fourth was half a percent, some 91 votes.
We talk with Marcus Hill, the first Black member of the ISD 197 school board and only person of color still running, about the racial dynamics at play in this election and school board races across the country.
Watch the Optimist Club Talk ‘n Tacos Candidate Forum event featuring seven of the ISD 197 school board candidates.
Exploring the dynamics of the 2021 ISD 197 school board race where nine candidates are vying for three seats—with recent turnout at an abysmal 5%.
This sharable chart shows candidate positions and biographical details for all nine candidates contesting the race, plus info on the levy renewal.
We ask school board candidates how they’ll make ISD 197 better and what specific strategies they have.