he filing period for school board elections during the Nov. 6 general election is under way.
One school board chairman couldn't wait to file for re-election on Tuesday, while another had to wait until after work.
Frankie Bly says he was at the Blue Earth Area School District central office by 8 a.m. to fill out the required form and pay the $2 fee.
"I'm in the race. I just made up my mind I was going to do it," he says. "I told my wife first and went to file before I got busy."
Bly was first elected in 2000 and has served as board chair since 2003.
While the district doesn't face any big issues, Bly feels his experience will be beneficial.
"With the change in administrators I think I'll be able to help with the transition," he says.
United South Central School Board chair Kathy Krebsbach took off work early before the end of the first day to file.
Krebsbach is seeking her second four-year term. She says having someone with experience on the board is important.
"It's a difficult job, but I have enjoyed it," she says. "I have learned that having tenure on the board is a good thing."
Addressing the district's need for adequate school facilities is something Krebsbach would like to continue working on.
"I feel that the USC School District is an important part of our local communities," she says.
Dawn Fellows and Shane Becker will have to decide if they want to serve another four years on the BEA board.
On the USC board, Christie Wetzel and Steve Navara are up for re-election. Their seats are also for four years.
The filing deadline is Aug. 14 at the respective district central offices.