Filing Period Begins This Week For Those Interested In Board Of Education Seats | #Education | #sextrafficing | #childsaftey

The filing period for candidates interested in running for Board of Education in the Hickory Public Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools begins Friday (August 13).

There are four seats open for the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education. Those seats are in Ward 1, 2, 3, and 5. All are four–year terms. There are three seats open for the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education. There is one seat being contested in the Conover School District and two in the Newton School District. All three are for four-year terms.

Filing begins at noon Friday and ends at noon, September 3. The filing fee is $5.
Interested candidates should file in Newton at the Catawba County Board of Elections Office at 145 Government Drive. Candidates must be 21 years old and a registered voter in the school district or ward for which they are filing. Staff will be available 8am-5pm Monday through Friday to assist with the candidate filing form and the required campaign committee forms.

For more information on filing for the school board elections, call the Catawba County Board of Elections office at 828-464-2424 or visit

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