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Lee’s Summit Seeking Applicants for Open Seat on Board of Education

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Illustration Credit: 123rf stock image | Logo Credit: Lee's Summit School District

Interested in serving on the Lee’s Summit Board of Education? They now have an opening for a new member to serve a one-year term starting this spring.

Yesterday, the board accepted a letter of resignation from Annette Braam, who is moving out of district. Her first three-year term on the board was from 2002-2005, and she won a re-election campaign two-years ago.

Plans are for the remaining board members to consider letters of application and interview selected candidates for the vacant position in March and appoint their new colleague on April 12.

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.

Missouri statute requires that school board members:

  • Must be citizens of the United States
  • Must be residents taxpayers of the district where they serve
  • Must be at least twenty-four years old
  • Must have been Missouri residents for one year preceding election or appointment.

In addition, of course, districts prefer that school board members be interested in public education and the welfare of students.

Citizens interested in applying for the appointment may submit letters of interest from Feb. 13-27. Address the letters to Linda Ismert, Board Secretary; Stansberry Leadership Center; 301 N.E. Tudor Road; Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.


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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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