to compete for a nonpartisan seat on the Duneland School Board in the
general election can now file, as of Wednesday, July 25.
member and board Vice-president Brandon Kroft, representing Westchester and
Pine Townships, has already filed.
Kroft said in an
email to the Chesterton Tribune, “I submitted my name to appear on
the November ballot for the Westchester/Pine seat on the Duneland School
Board to continue to hold the seat I was appointed to fill after the passing
of Ralph Ayres. I hope to continue to serve the Duneland Community, and
assist in the ongoing improvements in our schools.”
Two other seats are
up this year-- one of two at-large seats and the Liberty Township seat.
Candidates for the Westchester/Pine and Liberty seats must live in those
respective districts. Ronald Stone, board secretary and long-time holder of
the Liberty seat, has also filed his candidacy.
over the age of 21 who have resided in the Duneland School District for at
least one year and are not actively serving in the military or working for
the district as teachers or noncertified employees may apply, according to
the 2018 Indiana Candidate Guide.
in filing to run for a school board seat must file two forms, a CAN-12,
statement of economic disclosure, and a CAN-34, petition of nomination for
school board office. 10 or more registered voters must sign the petition of
The petition must
be taken to the Porter County Voter Registration Office in suite 105 of the
Porter County Administration Center, 155 Indiana Avenue, Valparaiso, where
the staff will confirm that all signers of the petition are registered to
vote. Then, both forms must be turned in to the County Clerk’s office in
suite 209 of the Porter County Courthouse, 16 Lincolnway, Valparaiso.
Both forms must be
turned in to the Clerk’s office by Noon on August 24.
The 2018 Indiana
Candidate Guide and all candidate filing forms can be found at