UPDATED: School elections set for Tuesday, Sept. 16

UPDATE: Tim Hudson won the election. See the results here.

Polling centers open at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday for the annual school election races in Fayetteville.

Incumbent Tim Hudson faces Tim Hollis in Zone 5 for the only contested school board seat.

Hollis, 63, is a former teacher at Fayetteville High School who was fired by the board after 27 years with the district. He filed a wrongful termination lawsuit that is pending before the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Hollis has said if elected he’d bring a teacher’s perspective to the board, and work toward more transparency in decisions that impact the jobs of teachers.

Hudson, 51, has served on the board for 10 years and is the current president. He said he wants to serve another term to help see through the transition period with the district’s new superintendent, Dr. Paul Hewitt.

“In addition, the district has essential initiatives underway with the final stage of renovation and transformation of Fayetteville High School as well as the continued implementation of the Common Core standards and the curriculum that our teachers and staff are developing,” Hudson said in a press release.

Polls close at 7:30 p.m. in Fayetteville. To find your polling place, visit www.voterview.ar-nova.org.

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