Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter has announced a vacancy on the Bagdad Unified School District Governing Board, due to the resignation of Brian Wallace, as a result of his acceptance of employment in Kearny, Arizona. The resignation is effective May 22, 2024. “Mr. Wallace’s service to the students and residents of the school district is greatly appreciated”, Superintendent Carter said.
Because of the proximity of this vacancy to the filing deadline for the upcoming November 2024 Governing Board elections, Mr. Carter has determined that this vacancy will not be filled at this time, allowing the voters to make the decision in the 2024 election cycle.
Mr. Carter said, “Due to the timeline that filling this vacancy would require, it is in the best interest of all involved to wait until the nomination / election process is concluded to make an appointment. The appointment, expected to be in mid-November after the canvass of election, will be of the non-incumbent candidate who receives the highest number of votes in the election.
The school district has four (4) positions that will be up for election in this election cycle. One seat is a two (2) year term and there are three seats for four (4) year terms. By statute, all Governing Board elections in Arizona are nonpartisan.
To be eligible to hold this seat a person must; be a registered voter, be a citizen of the United States of America, be at least 18 years of age, possess their civil rights, have continually. resided within the school district for at least one year immediately preceding taking office, and they and their spouse cannot be employed by the school district or by a third-party provider.
If an eligible registered voter is interested in running for election to the Bagdad Unified School District Governing Board, please contact the Yavapai County Education Service Agency