Rogers School District elections (2013)

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2013 Rogers Public Schools District Elections

General Election date:
September 17, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What's at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Arkansas
Rogers Public Schools
Benton County, Arkansas ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Arkansas
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One seat on the School Board was up for election in the Rogers Public Schools District. The district wide election took place on September 17, 2013 for the Zone 2 position.

About the district

Location

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Rogers Public Schools is a district located in Northwest Arkansas in Benton County. The county seat is Bentonville. It is located Northwest of the state capital Little Rock. According to the 2010 Census, Rogers is home to 58,895 residents.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Rogers (%) Arkansas (%)
White 73.7 80.0
Black or African American 1.4 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 0.9
Asian 2.6 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.3
Two or More Races 3.0 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 31.5 6.8

Demographics

Rogers outperforms the rest of Arkansas when measured on the basis of median household income and percentage of residents living below the poverty level. Rogers performs worse than the rest of Arkansas when compared based on percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school diploma. The median household income in Rogers was $50,205 compared to $40,149 for the state of Arkansas. 38.2% of Little Rock residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 27.1% in Arkansas. The US Census also showed the poverty rate in Rogers was 13.3%% compared to 18.4% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 77.2% of Rogers residents aged 25 years and older attained a high school degree compared to a 82.7% in Arkansas.[3]

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Rogers Public Schools District School Board is comprised of seven members, all of whom are elected to serve five year terms. Five board members represent geographic areas or zones, two members represent the district at large. Board members terms are arranged so that at least one member, but no more than two are to be elected each year on the third Tuesday in September. There are no primary elections. Zone 2 was up for election on September 17, 2013.

Elections

2013

Candidates

Zone 2

Campaign finance

As of August 21, 2013 no candidates have disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions.[5]

What's at stake?

One seat in Zone 2 was up for election on September 17, 2013. Current Zone 2 member Curtis Clements was unopposed and will serve his second term.[6]

Key deadlines

The following dates are key deadlines for the Rogers Publics Schools District election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
June 9, 2013 First day candidates may circulate petitions
July 2, 2013 Candidate filing period opens
July 9, 2013 Candidate filing period closes
August 18, 2013 Out of State and New Voter Registration Deadline
September 10, 2013 Early voting period begins
September 16, 2013 Early voting period closes
September 17, 2013 Election Day

Additional elections on the ballot

No additional measures or elections will appear on the September 17, 2013 ballot.

See also

External links

References