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April Elections: Three File for Two Seats on Raytown Board of Education

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Illustration Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Raytown School District

Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Board of Education in the Raytown School District.

Two incumbents — Kristie Collins-Delarber and Amy Tittle — are running again. Joining them on the ballot is Alonzo Burton.

The filing deadline was Tuesday, Jan. 17, and the election will take place Tuesday, April 3.

To be eligible to run for a position on the school board, candidates must be at least 24 years old, U.S. citizens and resident taxpayers in the district. They must live in the state for one year preceding the election.

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.


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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.


5 thoughts on “April Elections: Three File for Two Seats on Raytown Board of Education

  1. My Wife and I would like to know more information about the canadates that are running for election and re election. thank you. JW J MCCLANAHAN

    Posted by JW J MCCLANAHAN | March 10, 2012, 10:28 pm
  2. we would like information about the canadated

    Posted by JW J MCCLANAHAN | March 10, 2012, 10:30 pm
    • I have asked each of the candidates in this race to respond to a list of 10 questions that might help citizens decide which candidates to vote for. Candidates also have the option of filling out a similar survey for the Kansas City Star’s Midwest Democracy Project. So far, the Raytown candidates have not responded to the KC Education Enterprise or the Star. I plan to follow up with them this week and remind them about these opportunities to publicize their campaigns.

      Posted by jwmartinez | March 11, 2012, 5:37 pm
  3. Midwest Democracy Project link for Raytown Board of Education election: http://midwestdemocracy.com/elections/2012-04-03/MO/races/raytown-school-board/

    Posted by jwmartinez | March 11, 2012, 5:38 pm


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