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

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Filing is underway for any eligible citizens interested in serving as elected officials on the Board of Education for the Kansas City, Missouri School District.

The filing deadline is 5 p.m. 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.

Open Positions: Four four-year terms representing sub-districts one, three and five plus an at-large position.

Where to File: In person at the Board of Education Central Offices, 1211 McGee St., or online at http://www2.kcmsd.net/Pages/SchoolBoard.aspx.

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

Qualification:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a resident taxpayer and voter 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.

Official Election Packet: http://tinyurl.com/6tdwma8

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

For more information: Call Regina Ferguson, Acting Secretary, Board of Education (816) 418-7620.
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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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