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Money Trumps All: Reflections On The April School Board Elections

Earlier this month, districts on both sides of the state line in the Kansas City metropolitan area elected slates of school board candidates. At least one of those candidates did not reply to the KC Education Enterprise candidate survey, saying “I have the endorsement of the NEA and the Kansas City Star,” and she thought that was sufficient … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

No School Board Election This Year in the Fort Osage School District

Citizens in the Fort Osage School District will not be able to vote for Board of Education members this year. The only candidates who filed were incumbents Sharon Dankenbring and Carol Marcks. 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 … Continue reading

No School Board Election This Year in the Center School District

Citizens in the Center School District will not be able to vote for Board of Education members this year. “We had two Board members whose terms were up,” district spokesperson Kelly Wachel wrote in an e-mail. “Beverly Cunningham’s three-year term ended. And Julie Mattson’s 3-year term ended. Beverly refiled and then we only had one person file … Continue reading

No School Board Election This Year in the Belton School District

Citizens in the Belton School District will not be able to vote for Board of Education members again this year. “We will not be having an election, due to the fact that our incumbents were the only ones to sign-up,” said Kristin Eslick, the district’s communications coordinator. According to Missouri State statute, when the number of … Continue reading

Eleven File for Three Seats on Park Hill School District’s Board of Education

This just in from Park Hill School District’s Director of Communications Services, Nicole Kirby: Eleven File for School Board Election Filing closed Jan. 15 for the four open seats on the Park Hill Board of Education, and 11 candidates plan to participate in the election. The candidates will appear on the April 2 ballot in … Continue reading

Interested in running for a seat on your local school board? The filing deadline is fast approaching.

Missouri residents wishing to run for seats on their local school boards have one more day to file for the election next spring. Kansas residents have another week. Voters from 26 Kansas City metropolitan-area districts in both states will select school board members in the general election Tuesday, April 2. Listed below are the districts … Continue reading

November School Board Meetings — Week 3

The Kansas State Board of Education and 21 local school boards met during the third week of November. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Considered adopting an official state definition of the phrase “College and Career ready.” Districts throughout the state are phasing in the new national Common Core Standards, which the state board has … Continue reading

Vote April 3: Kansas City, Missouri Board of Education Candidates (Subdistrict Five)

Campaigns are underway for Board of Education seats in ten local districts, and election day will be Tuesday, April 3. In the Kansas City, Missouri School District, there are four write-in candidates vying for the seat in subdistrict three: Candace Koba Has responded to the KC Education Enterprise survey: https://kceducationenterprise.org/2012/03/30/kansas-city-missouri-school-board-candidate-candace-koba/ Campaign website: http://candacekoba2012.com/2012/03/27/what-this-election-means-to-the-5th-subdistrict/ Facebook campaign page: http://www.facebook.com/CandaceKC Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/#!/Candace_Koba Demonte Rochester … Continue reading

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