The Sioux City School Board has a history dating back to the late 1800s, making it one of the oldest in the state.
One of the candidates, Maria Rodriguez, is not only an educator but also a published author of children's books that promote inclusivity.
John Thompson, another candidate, is a former NASA engineer who brings a unique perspective on STEM education.
Sarah Lee, a candidate, founded a non-profit organization that provides free tutoring to underprivileged students in the community.
David Martinez, despite being a newcomer to politics, has garnered significant support from local teachers' unions.
Jane Adams, a candidate, has a background in special education and has been a strong advocate for inclusive classrooms.
Mark Williams, an incumbent, is known for his innovative approaches to integrating technology into the curriculum.
Susan Chen, a candidate, has experience in education policy and has advised state legislators on matters related to K-12 education.
Michael Davis, a candidate, is a military veteran who believes in instilling discipline and leadership skills in students.
The Sioux City School Board oversees a budget of over $100 million, impacting the education of thousands of students.