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November 2020 Board Elections

Running for the SRCS Board of Education

UPDATE: The nomination period for the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education seat for AREA 5 only has been extended to to Wednesday, August 12 because an incumbent officeholder did not file.

If you’re inspired and feel a calling toward public service, take note that the nomination period for the San Rafael City Schools Board of Education is open from  July 13 through 5 p.m. Friday, August 7, with an extension to Wednesday, August 12, if an incumbent officeholder does not file. This is for open Board seats for the November 3, 2020, General Election.

Because San Rafael City Schools Board of Education is part of the City of San Rafael charter, running for a Board seat is part of the City's electron process. Visit their website for information, including:

The Marin County Office of Education will be hosting a series of workshops for School Board trustees and trustee candidates on August 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2020, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm each night. The workshop series will be held virtually via Zoom and will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards.  Participation is encouraged during each event so that participants can submit questions. 

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District Elections for the SRCS Board

SRCS recently changed the way that Board of Education members are elected. Previously, Board members were elected "at-large," where each member is elected by voters throughout the District’s territory. Under the new system, the Board members will be elected by-trustee-area; they will be required to live in the area they represent and will be elected only by the registered voters of that area. The new system is in effect for the upcoming SRCS Board of Education election in November 2020. 

Following a public mapping process that included a series of public hearings and community sessions, the Board adopted a map to identify the trustee area boundaries and the associated election sequence. The final map is below. 

In November 2020, the seats are open in the following trustee areas: Area 1, Area 3 and Area 5. 

More background information.