Did anybody even know there was a Sioux Falls School Board election?

If you do a search on google with key words ‘sioux falls school board election 2022’ you will notice the only independent media that comes up is that the election was cancelled because of no candidates except the incumbents.

The SF School District, the City of Sioux Falls and the SD SOS sites ALL mention the election in advance of the February filing deadline. But NO local mainstream media even told the public there was 2 seats up for grabs. I’m even guilty, because I can’t even find if I mentioned it on my blog.

Maybe NO ONE is running because NO ONE knew about it?

While our local media continues to give FREE campaign advertising to the incumbent mayor, they have remained silent about the school board election.


#1 The Guy From Guernsey on 03.01.22 at 11:28 pm

C’mon man!
There was important stuff going on in January. All of those burgers aren’t going to report on themselves,
AL Media should just rename their Sioux Falls publication, “The Bread and Circus Times”.

#2 Very Stable Genius on 03.02.22 at 1:28 pm

Honestly, there should have been more media attention given to this, but there probably wasn’t in hopes of keeping Trumpsters off the ballot. I have mix feelings about all of this. But by trying to not be fascist Trumpsters, have we not become them? Obama in 2008, told a crowd that:…” We have become what we have been looking for”, but since Trump, maybe we all need to take a better look at ourselves in a mirror to see who we have all become.

( and Woodstock adds: “The first sign of all of this was the arrogance of ‘Super Precincts’, yes sir, it was”…. )

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.02.22 at 7:35 pm

There are Russian tanks in Ukraine, while the SFSD doesn’t hold elections. I see a pattern. Else, teaching civics in our educational systems has become so lacking, that no one cares, or knows, to seek office anymore. #MaybeThatWasThePlanAllAlong

#4 l3wis on 03.02.22 at 8:03 pm

LOL, the SFSD only likes to have elections when they can have finance staff hand count the votes and give the hand written results to administrators who manually input them into the rolls on laptops not being watched or audited by the public.

Totally on the up and up and a great way to raise taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Probably one of the most corrupt elections I have ever seen.

#5 Further Fear & Loathing on 03.03.22 at 8:08 am

No one is running for the school board and the mayoral candidates are not talking about the new tax assessments. I see a disconnect here, and I would hate to be an incumbent school or city elected official who is up for re-election in 2023/24. So, maybe the new tax assessments will get people’s civics mojo going again. I guess we will have to see. #WeCanOnlyHope #Karma

#6 Very Stable Genius on 03.05.22 at 8:53 am

There should be a law, or laws (federal and state), that state that one cannot be elected to office without having at least defeated one other candidate, which would then force political races to happen in all cases.

( and Woodstock adds: “That’s a good idea”…. “Then you never know what could happen, too”… “And I think that’s how the Jets were miraculously able to win the Super Bowl in ’69″…. ;-( )