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No School Board Election This Year in the Platte County School District

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

Citizens in the Platte County School District will not be able to vote for Board of Education members this year.

“We only have two people submit for the two open spots,” said Tina Zubeck, the district’s School-Community Relations Coordinator.

Incumbent Adam McGinness filed to retain his seat, and newcomer Gary Brown filed to fill the empty seat on the board.

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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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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