School board election: Teachers union endorses Alberty, Leedom

Early voting starts today for the Sioux Falls School Board election, and the teachers union has made its recommendations.

The key network committee of the Sioux Falls Education Association has endorsed incumbent Kent Alberty and Matt Leedom over Carly Reiter and Joshua Schorzmann. Two seats are open.

In past elections, the favored candidates have received $500 each from the union.

You probably know very little about the candidates. That’s OK. Election Day is May 21.

The annual rapid-fire Q&A is at 6:30 Thursday night and I’ll be writing about it. The event is always a good opportunity for the candidates to tell us about their families, praise the administration, claim that the school board doesn’t communicate well enough with the public, and generally fail to differentiate themselves from each other on any substantive issue. Good times.

Our Voices section and editorial board will do some things with the candidates before the election as well.