School board candidate filing opens

Filing officially opens Friday for candidates interested in running for school board seats in all six school districts in York, Chester and Lancaster counties. At least three seats are up for election in each district.

Filing for all school board seats will open Friday at noon and close two weeks later, at noon Aug. 15.

Several current school board members have announced their intentions to run for re-election, including Fort Mill board chairman Patrick White, Rock Hill board chairman Jim Vining, Ginny Moe who serves in Rock Hill’s District 2 and Jane Sharp who serves Rock Hill's District 4.

There are no major changes during this election cycle for the boards in York or Chester counties. But due to a recent rezoning, Lancaster County now has seven districts instead of six, so this will be the first election in which voters select a District 7 representative.

Candidates interested in running for a seat must live in the election district in which they plan to run, unless they would like to run for an at-large seat, in which case they can live anywhere in the school district. Filing for the election must be completed at a county election office.

School board elections are non-partisan.

Election Day is Nov. 4.