Four incumbents will run unopposed, two others will vie for final seat

Six people have filed to run for five seats on the Boise School District’s board of trustees.

Four of those candidates – all incumbents – will run unopposed. The fifth seat will feature a race between two candidates who have run before.

The trustee election will be conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Here’s a breakdown of the races:

Race No. 1.

Three six-year term seats: Elizabeth Langley, Maria Greeley and Paul Bennion.

Race No. 2.

One four-year term seat: Debbie Donovan.

Race No. 3.

One two-year term seat: Krista Hasler and Matthew Shapiro.

Langley, Greeley, Bennion and Donovan all currently serve on the board and are virtually assured of returning as incumbents.

That leaves one race up for grabs, between Hasler and Shapiro.

Hasler previously ran for a position on the board in September of 2022. She finished third out of the four candidates who ran for a six-year term. Hasler received 4,230 votes out of the 37,236 votes cast in the election.

Shapiro was a candidate for a four-year term in the same election. Three candidates ran for the seat, and Shapiro finished in third place with 2,340 votes out of the 19,276 votes cast.

When Hasler ran in 2022 she described herself as a former therapist and mother of four children who were attending schools in the Boise School District.

Shapiro is a longtime Boisean who has been an Idaho-certified teacher. He is the CEO of rPlus Hydro, a company that focuses on the development of new pumped storage hydropower capacity.

The school district will release profiles of the candidates on July 12.

Candidates must be 18 years of age and resident taxpayers within the boundaries of the Boise School District. Trustees serve as volunteers and receive no compensation.

Absentee ballots for the election are available at the Boise School District website. Click here to request an electronic absentee ballot.

Voting on Sept. 3 will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 3. Click here for a list of the polling places.

Chris Langrill

Chris Langrill

Chris is a former Idaho Statesman reporter and editor who is freelancing for EdNews this summer.

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