The Charlotte County School Board is non-partisan, and is composed of five members , who each represents a district. Although the candidate must reside in the district he represents, the election is at-large. Voters throughout the county vote for each school board race. The term is four years.
This year, Two seats are up for election, districts 1 and 4 .In District 1, incumbent Lee Swift is running against challenger Stefan A. B. Wynn. The race in District 4 is for an open seat because the incumbent is not running. In this contest, Ian Vincent opposes Bill Weller.
Despite budget cuts for the last two years, Charlotte County school district has maintained an A rating, and has not had layoffs that have plagued neighboring counties. The district projects it will be able to continue through the 2010-2011 school year without staff cuts. However, the following school year will be a different story.
Election for school board members is now taking place during the primary. Early voting started on Aug. 9 and continues until Aug. 22. The primary is held on Aug. 24