Three of the seven seats on the Stockton Unified school board will be up for grabs in November. In Lincoln Unified, it will be two out of five.
Next week, we will start to find out who will be challenging for those seats. The filing period with the San Joaquin County of Registrar of Voters to run for school-board seats begins Monday and ends Aug. 10.
There appears a good chance all incumbents in both districts will be seeking reelection. In SUSD, the expiring seats are in Area 1 (Gloria Allen), Area 3 (Jose Morales) and Area 4 (Angel Jimenez). Allen and Morales were elected in 2008. Jimenez was appointed to the board last year following the resignation of Colleen Boardman, who also was elected in 2008.
Lincoln Unified does not have trustee areas. All challengers run as at-large candidates, meaning the top two finishers in November voting will be elected. The incumbents expected to try to protect their seats on the board are President Van Ha To-Cowell and George Conklin. To-Cowell was elected in 2008 and Conklin was appointed to the board in 2011 after Paul Canepa won a seat on the City Council.