Board votes to cancel school board director election; cancellation saves LPS $53,000

At a special Board of Education meeting on September 6, 2017, the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education voted to cancel the November 7, 2017 school board election.

Colorado law allows school districts to cancel elections when only as many candidates have filed to run as there are vacated seats. A Board must pass a resolution to do so. For the November 2017 election, only three candidates filed to run for the three available positions. All three are incumbents who are currently finishing their first four-year term: Kelly Perez, Jack Reutzel and Carrie Warren-Gully. All three were elected to the LPS Board of Education in November 2013. The last day to file for write-in candidacy was September 4, 2017.

Canceling the school board election is estimated to save LPS about $53,000. LPS filed the cancellation resolution with Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Perez, Reutzel and Warren-Gully will be sworn in to their next four-year term in November 2017, once their current terms have ended.