The filing period for school board candidates closed at noon on Tuesday, July 8.

The school board election is Sept. 16. Those filing for school boards in Sebastian County are:


Deborah K. Buehrer, District 17 At-Large


Billy E. Turnipseed, District 7 At-Large

Rick Nicodemus, District 7 At-Large

Fort Smith

Jeannie Cole, incumbent, District 99, Zone 3, Position 7

Virginia S. Mehl, incumbent, District 99, At-Large, Position 2


A. Perry Newman, At-Large


Vickie M. Walker, At-Large

Marty Blanchard, Position 4


Paul A. McCollum II, incumbent, District 25, Position 4

Brad Johnson, incumbent, District 25, Position 7

School board members are nonpartisan, unpaid positions and serve rotating five-year terms.