Voters in the Excelsior Springs School District will have choices to make in the April general election. Three candidates — including one incumbent — are campaigning for two open seats.
The incumbent is Kristi Shewell. Challengers are Charles (Tray) Harkins III and Matt Hartwig.
So far, none have responded to an invitation to complete the KC Education Enterprise candidate survey.
Also, none appear to have Facebook pages or websites providing information on their campaigns.
The Excelsior Springs Standard has published information about each of the candidates.
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.
Sample ballots for the Excelsior Springs school board race are available from the Clay County Board of Election Commissioners.
Elections will take place Tuesday, April 2, on both sides of the state line in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
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