The Columbus school board president will not be on the November ballot.

The Columbus school board president will not be on the November ballot.

The Franklin County Board of Elections unanimously voted last week to reject an appeal by Carol Perkins, who was not certified for the ballot because of a lack of valid signatures.

The decision left three school board candidates on the ballot. Board member Ramona Reyes, Hanifah Kambon and Mike Wiles each are seeking one of three full-term seats on the school board.

A candidate must have 300 valid signatures to be placed on the ballot. According to the elections board, Perkins fell short 56 signatures.

While certifying candidates, the elections board invalidated three sheets from Perkins' petition because she did not sign her name in cursive.

In addition, a sheet from Perkins' petitions was invalidated because it appeared that several signatures were signed in the same handwriting.

Perkins has indicated that she plans to run as a write-in candidate.