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Fort Osage Board of Education: Filing Begins in December for April Election

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Illustration Credit (2012): 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Fort Osage School District

Filing is underway for any eligible citizens interested in serving as elected officials on the Board of Education for the Fort Osage 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 of candidates will appear on the ballot in order of filing.

Open Positions: Two three-year terms.

Where to File: Superintendent’s Office; Gragg Administrative Center; 2101 Twyman Road; Independence, MO 64058.

Filing Schedule: During the district’s regular business hours.

Qualification: Candidates must comply with laws concerning eligibility, campaign financing, and campaign

District Policy Regarding School Board Elections: http://tinyurl.com/cp2pccg

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

For more information: Call (816) 650-7000.

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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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