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No School Board Election This Year in the Lee’s Summit School District

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Illustration Credit (2012 illustration & “no” symbol): 123rf stock images

Citizens in the Lee’s Summit School District will not be able to vote for Board of Education members this year.

Incumbent Phyllis Balagna filed to retain her seat. And newcomer Bob White filed for the seat being vacated by Gene Brixey, who chose not to run for another term.

According to Missouri statute, when the number of candidates matches the number of vacant positions, their names do not go on the ballot. This law is intended to save money for the district, which otherwise would have to foot the bill for the election.

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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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