Because of results from the 2020 census, the Sheridan School Board is having to change the way board members are selected.

According to the Sheridan Headlight newspaper, census results showed that more than 10 percent of the district’s population is a minority, meaning that instead of electing all seven members of the board at-large across the entire district, elections will now be zone based, with five zones of relatively equal population and two zones designated at large.

A new map includes three Grant County majority zones and two East End majority zones.

The newspaper reported that five of the current seven members of the board indicated that they wanted to represent their current zones, meaning that Jeff Lisenby and Jeremy Orman will serve in at-large positions. Their names will not be n the November ballot while the other members names will, regardless of when they were elected under the old system