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BALSZ School District Seeks Applicants for Governing Board

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Balsz Elementary School District Governing Board is seeking interested applicants to fill the unexpired term of Board Member Cesar Aguilar who submitted his resignation at the March 2nd board meeting. A board member since 2019, Mr. Aguilar relocated his residency outside of the district. His term expires in 2023.

Governing board members must live within the Balsz school district boundaries. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest stating why they are interested in serving on the board to Zeek Ojeh by March 29, 2021, via email at

Board Member Qualifications

A person who is a registered voter of this state and has been a resident of the District for one year immediately preceding the day of election is eligible for election to the office of Governing Board member.

No employee of the District, including a person who directly provides certificated or support services to the District as an employee of a third-party contractor, or the spouse of such employee may hold membership on the Governing Board of this District.

A Governing Board member is ineligible to serve simultaneously as a member of any other school district governing board, except that a Governing Board member may be a candidate for nomination or election for any other governing board if serving in the last year of a term of office.

Five-Member Board – Same Household Limitation

By legislative restriction applicable to five (5) member Boards, persons related as immediate family and having the same household within four (4) years:

A.  Shall not serve simultaneously on the Governing Board.

B.  Are ineligible to be a candidate for nomination or election to the Governing Board, except when a member is serving in the last year of a term of office.

C.  Are ineligible to be simultaneous candidates for nomination or election to the Governing Board.

A qualified elector residing in the District may bring an action in Superior Court to enforce these restrictions.

For purposes of this policy, the definitions of “immediate family” and “household of residence” set out in A.R.S. 15-421 shall apply.

The Balsz School District’s Governing Board consists of five elected volunteer community members who serve a four-year term in non-partisan elections to represent the residents within the District’s boundaries. The Governing Board plays a critical role in the formulation and approval of policies that guide the operation of the district. Board candidates must reside within the District boundaries for one year prior to being elected to office. Arizona law does not limit the number of terms a member can serve.

            For more information about the Balsz School District Governing Board, district boundaries, and other information, visit