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Raymore-Peculiar 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 Raymore-Peculiar 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.

Names of candidates will appear on the ballot in order of filing.

Open Positions: Two three-year terms.

Where to File: Superintendent’s Offices; 21005 S. School Road; Peculiar, MO 64078.

Filing Schedule: Filing will take place during the district’s regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Filing will not occur on days the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather. Filing will also not occur on holidays when the district’s offices are closed, including Monday, Jan. 2, and Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.


  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a resident taxpayer of the district
  • Must be at least 24 years old
  • Must have been a Missouri resident for one year preceding election or appointment
  • Must have knowledge of and an interest in the welfare and educational opportunities of students.

District Policy Regarding School Board Elections: http://tinyurl.com/79b9pk7

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

For more information: Call Pam Steele, Board of Education secretary, (816) 892-1311.

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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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