The FSBA provided the following summary about the school board elections statewide held last Tuesday. The number of incumbents that were voted out (31) spiked this year as compared to the last election; however, incumbents still did exceptionally well overall with 71 that sought their seats being re-elected in either the primary or general elections.
Locally, all three board members that sought re-election were returned to their seats by the voters.
Statewide, here is the way the election for board members played out, by the numbers:
210 school board seats were up for election
444 candidates qualified for election to those 210 seats
41 school board members did not seek re-election or vacated their school board seat
60 school board members were re-elected without opposition at qualifying
6 new school board members were elected without opposition at qualifying
60 school board members were re-elected in the Primary Election
40 new school board members were elected in the Primary Election
22 incumbent school board members were defeated in the Primary Election
11 school board members were re-elected in the General Election
32 new school board members were elected in the General Election
1 school board election remains to be decided pending a recount
9 incumbent school board members were defeated in the General Election
A very well done, county by county analysis of all the races in every county can be found here