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Hickman Mills Board of Education: Filing Begins in December for April Election

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Filing begins Tuesday, Dec. 20, for any eligible person interested in serving as an elected official on the Board of Education for the Hickman Mills School District.

The filing deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 17, and 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.

Where to File: Administration Center; 9000 Old Santa Fe Road; Kansas City, MO 64138.

Filing Schedule:

The school district will be on winter vacation from Wednesday, Dec. 21, through Tuesday, Jan. 3. The office will be open for candidates to file on the following dates:

December 20-21, 2011 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
December 22, 2011 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
December 23, 2011 Winter Vacation Office Closed
December 26, 2011 Winter Vacation Office Closed
December 27-28, 2011 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
December 29, 2011 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
December 30, 2011 Winter Vacation Office Closed
January 2, 2012 Winter Vacation Office Closed
January 3-6, 2012 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 9-13, 2012 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 16, 2012 Holiday Office Closed
January 17, 2012 Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Except on the first day (December 20th) and last day (January 17th), the Board of Education Office will not be open for filing if school has been cancelled on a regular working day.

Qualification:

Members of the Board of Education shall be citizens of the United States and resident taxpayers of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District. They shall also have resided in the state for one year preceding their election or appointment. Members shall be at least 24 years of age. All board members should have knowledge of and an interest in the welfare and educational opportunities of students.

Board members initially elected or appointed after August 28, 1993, in addition to the other qualifications listed in this policy, are required by law to successfully complete orientation and training requirements within one year of the date of the election or appointment. The orientation and training shall consist of at least 16 hours with the cost of such training to be paid by the district.

District Policy Regarding School Board Elections: http://tinyurl.com/7w6osep

Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 115, Election Authorities and Conduct of ElectionsSection 115.127

For more information: Call Lisa Doston, board secretary, at (816) 316-7001 or Carol Lakey, administrative assistant, at (816) 316-8238.
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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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