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RCAS School Board Election: June 8
School board members have significant influence on setting the vision and direction of our local school systems. To help the business community better understand how current Board members and candidates plan to support the future of the next generation in Rapid City, Elevate launched an educational campaign to engage our investors in the race.

Polls are open Election Day - June 8, 2021 from 7:00AM to 7:00PM
Not sure of your district? Check out the RCAS District Map.

We asked each candidate to share with Elevate investors their campaign platform and what it means to support economic development as a school board member. Consider reviewing the platforms of your area’s candidates before heading to the polls.
Area 1
Deb Baker, Natalie Slack

Area 2
Tatewin Means, Curt Pochardt, Breanna Funke

Area 3
Kara Flynn, Gabe Doney

Area 7
Kate Thomas, Jenny Read, Megan Collier
RCAS School Board Candidate Open House
Our local schools are significant to the strength of a community and a play a central role in the quality of life for families. Elevate Rapid City invites you to an open house on Tuesday, May 25th to visit with the school board candidates running for election on June 8. This is an opportunity to ask questions and express your concerns directly to those running in your area.

Registration is not required and all community members are welcome.
Please come and go at your convenience.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn Rapid City
Government Affairs Connection
Join us for the June Government Affairs Connection to hear an update on the Rapid City Area Schools from Superintendent Lori Simon and School Board President Curt Pochardt. Learn about the facilities planning, High School Academies launch, new school year planning, and the June School Board Election. This is a great opportunity to network and remain up-do-date on the Rapid City School District’s future plans ahead of the summer holiday.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Rushmore Hotel and Suites

7:30 – Doors open, light breakfast and networking
8:00 – Program begins
2021 Legislative Scorecard
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