Conway Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Conway Public School District Elections

General Election date:
September 17, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Candidates
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
Contact information
External links
References
See also
Arkansas
Faulkner County, Arkansas ballot measures
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One seat on the Board of Education for the Conway Public School District was up for election on September 17, 2013.

Conway Public Schools is a school district in Arkansas. The District operates 9 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. It covers a geographic area of 124 square miles. Contracted staff totals 1,130. 753 are certified, while 377 are classified. 62.3% of teachers have at least a Master's Degree. Total district enrollment is 9,432. It is the 8th largest school district in the state.[1]

About the district

Location

Conway Public Schools are located in Faulkner County, Arkansas
Bentonville Public Schools are located in Faulkner County, Arkansas. The county seat of Faulkner County is Conway. Faulkner County is home to an estimated 118,704 residents as of the 2010 US Census.[2]

Demographics

Conway outperformed the rest of the state of Arkansas in median household income and percentage of resident with a high school diploma, but underperformed when measured on the percentage of people living below the poverty level. The median household income in Conway was $44,745 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 89.0% of Conway residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 82.7% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Conway was 18.6% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 35.0% of Benton County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 19.6% in Arkansas.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Faulkner County (%) Arkansas (%)
White 85.3 80.0
Black or African American 10.8 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.9
Asian 1.2 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.3
Two or More Races 1.9 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 4 6.8

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Conway Public School Board consists of seven members elected to five-year terms. Five members of the board are elected by district, two members of the board are elected at large. General elections take place on the third Tuesday in September. There are no primary elections. At large position 5 was up for election on September 17, 2013, Position 5 is for a five year term.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

At Large, Position 5

Election results

Conway Public School District, Position 5 General Election, 5-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Lamey Incumbent 79.7% 639
     Nonpartisan Elenore Damico 20.3% 163
Total Votes 802
Source: http://thecabin.net/news/local/2013-09-17/lamey-wins-conway-school-board-seat#.U807E62Vk8g The Cabin, "Lamey wins Conway School Board seat," September 17, 2014]

Endorsements

No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

No candidates disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions in this election.[6]

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Conway Public School District election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
July 2, 2013 First day to file a petition of candidacy
July 9, 2013 Close of filing period for petition of candidacy
August 18, 2013 Last day to register to vote in school election
September 10, 2013 Absentee ballots available
September 17, 2013 Election Day

Issues

What was at stake?

Dr. Adam Lamey's At large, position 5 seat on the Conway Public School Board was up for re-election on September 17, 2013. One challenger, Eleanore B. Damico filed to oppose him.

Controversies

Armed employees

Conway School District agreed with the Arkansas Attorney General's statement condemning the River Valley School District's attempt to arm their teachers. The district issued a statement stating that arming administrators was not something the school district would be pursuing in light of the Clarksville School District plan to arm certain employees.[8]

Additional measures on the ballot

The Conway Public Schools Election shared the ballot with a School District Millage Tax measure. "To provide for the foregoing proposed budget of expenditures, the Board of Directors proposes a total school tax rate (state and local) of 38.1 mills on the dollar of the assessed value of taxable property located in the School District."[9]

See also

External links

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