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Elections and Local Control

Members of a board of education for a general powers school district are elected by the voters of a community for terms of either four or six years, as provided by the school district’s bylaws. Most school boards have seven members.

Trustees of intermediate school boards are generally chosen indirectly by representatives of the local boards within the intermediate district. Only four intermediate school districts have boards elected by voters.

Local school board elections are held biennially on the first Tuesday after the first Monday November of even years. Intermediate school board elections generally are held on the first Monday in June, every other year.