Election for the five-year terms is May 9. So far, there are seven candidates and all three open seats are contested.

Three Kent County school districts each have a single school board seat up for election, and would-be candidates must file by Friday, March 3.

The election for the five-year terms is May 9. So far, there are seven candidates and all three open seats are contested.

In Capital School District two candidates, Andres R. Ortiz and Joan Loewenstein Engel, have filed to take the place of Matthew Lindell. He isn’t seeking another term because he is running for a seat on Dover city council.

In Caesar Rodney School District three candidates, Alan J. Claycomb, Tawanna Prophet-Brinkley and David P. Failing have submitted their names.

They are competing for the seat held by Cheryl Precourt, who is stepping down.

The Lake Forest School District seat is contested by three candidates, Austin C. Auen, Phillip S. Thomas and Stephanie Justiniano Johnson. Board member John A. Schulties’ term ends June 30. He is not running for re-election.

Anyone wishing to run must turn in a candidate filing form at the Department of Elections, 100 Enterprise Place, Suite 5, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday.