The first nominating petition to run for the Mitchell Board of Education this year has been filed.

Shawn Ruml, of Mitchell, took out a petition on the first day that petitions could be taken out Monday and returned the petition Wednesday with the required number of signatures to qualify for the ballot. There are two seats up for election in 2021 — the seat held currently by Lacey Musick and the seat held currently by Neil Putnam.

Musick also took out a petition to run for the board of education earlier this week.

Both seats are at-large bids, meaning those who file nominating petitions will vie for the same two seats, with the two candidates receiving the most votes filling the positions.

The filing deadline for nominating petitions is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 30. Petitions may be taken out at the school business manager's office.

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If necessary, the 2021 Mitchell Board of Education election will take place Tuesday, June 8 and would be held in conjunction with any city of Mitchell races.