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How much does a campaign to run for school board usually cost?

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A campaign for a local office such as school board generally costs $1 to $2 for each household in the school district, as of 2015. Getting actual estimated costs from local vendors helps produce a more accurate campaign budget.

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Valuable campaign strategies to use in a local campaign such as for school board include hosting house parties, holding large events and sending direct mail. While house parties are inexpensive and don't add much to a campaign budget, since the hosts typically bear the costs, they are labor-intensive. Large events are expensive and rarely raise enough money to cover the cost of the event, but they raise the campaign's visibility. Usually only large campaigns use direct mail due to the cost.

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