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Center Board of Education: Filing Begins in December for April Election

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Filing begins Tuesday, Dec. 20, for anyone interested in serving as an elected official on the Board of Education for Center School District.

The election will take place Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

School board members are citizens who volunteer without pay to determine the policies the superintendent uses to administer the district. The superintendent works for them, and they are responsible for tasks such as long-range planning, establishing the salaries and benefits of certified teachers, approving the annual budget and calling elections for tax levies and bond proposals.

Names will appear on the ballot in order of filing for each position.

Open Positions:

  • Two three-year terms
  • One two-year term
  • One one-year term.

Where to File: District Office; 8701 Holmes Road; Kansas City, MO 64131.

Filing Schedule:

Filing will begin on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at 8 a.m. Filing will continue during the district’s regular business hours as follows: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The deadline for filing is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

The district office will be open for filing Tuesday, December 20, 2011, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. then closed for the remainder of the winter break through January 2, 2012. The district office will be open for filing Tuesday, January 2, 2012, through Tuesday, January 17, 2012, with the exception of Monday, January 16, when the office will be closed.

Filing will not occur on days in which the district office is closed due to inclement weather.

Eligibility:

1. Be a citizen of the United States of America.
2. Be a resident taxpayer of the Center School District #58.
3. Be at least 24 years of age.
4. Have resided in Missouri for a minimum of one year preceding the election, if elected.
5. Be eligible to hold office in accordance with Missouri law, including § 561.021, RSMo. A candidate cannot be serving a sentence or period of probation for a felony or a crime that if committed in Missouri would be a felony. A candidate can never have pled guilty or nolo contendere nor been convicted under Missouri law or the law of another jurisdiction of a felony connected with the exercise of the right of suffrage.

District Policy Regarding School Board Elections: http://tinyurl.com/7ngq9k3

Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 115, Election Authorities and Conduct of Elections: Section 115.127

For more information: Call Jan McMein, board secretary, (816) 349-3310.

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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