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Lee’s Summit Board of Education: Filing Begins in December for April Election

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Illustration Credit (2012): 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Lee's Summit R-7 School District

Filing begins Tuesday, Dec. 20, for any eligible person interested in serving as an elected official on the Board of Education for the Lee’s Summit R-7 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: Stansberry Leadership Center; Board of Education Office; 301 N.E. Tudor Road; Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Filing Schedule:

Filing opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, and the office will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Office closed for Winter Recess December 22, 2011 through January 2, 2012
Office reopens for filing on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012
Office will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Filing closes January 17, 2012, at 5 p.m.

Candidates filing on the last day should arrive by 4 p.m. to make sure the process is complete by the 5 p.m. deadline. The clock cannot be held. Required documents must be checked, and the declaration of candidacy — including signature — must be completed by 5 p.m.

District Policy Regarding School Board Elections: http://tinyurl.com/836ya57

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

For more information: Call (816) 986-1000.

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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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