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Platte County 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 Platte County R-3 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: District Education Center; 998 Platte Falls Road; Platte City, MO 64079.

Filing Schedule:

December 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 2011 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 2-6 and January 9-13, 2012 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
January 17, 2012 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Filing will not occur on days that the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather. Filing also will not occur on the following holidays when the school district’s offices are closed: December 23, 26, 29, 30, 2011 and January 16, 2012.

Qualification:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a resident taxpayer of the district
  • Must be at least twenty-four years old
  • Must have been a Missouri resident for one year preceding election or appointment
  • Must not be a district employee
  • Must have a knowledge of and an interest in the welfare and educational opportunities of students.

District Policy Regarding School Board Elections: http://tinyurl.com/7csco7e

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

For more information: Call (816) 858-5420.
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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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