The Southern Boone County R-1 Public School District invites qualified persons interested in running for a position on the School Board to file to be a candidate in the April 4, 2023 election. There are three positions available, with three-year terms each. Interested individuals may file at the Southern Boone County R-1 Central Office located at 5275 West Red Tail Drive, Ashland, Missouri 65010.
Filing will begin on December 6, 2022 at 8 a.m. Filing will end on December 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. During this period, potential candidates must file the required paperwork in-person during the district's regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 27, 2022. Please contact Karen Pfingsten at 573-657-2147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding filing.
The school district office will be closed all day on Friday, December 23, 2022 and Monday, December 26, 2022. Filing will not occur on days that the school district's Central Office is closed due to weather or health-related closures. The closing date for filing is December 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.
School board candidate qualifications include:
A school board member must be a U.S. citizen
A resident taxpayer of the district or voters of the district in urban districts
A resident of Missouri for at least one year and at least 24 years of age
Must be current on state and local taxes
Have not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under Missouri or federal law
Are not registered or required to register as a sex offender
Have filed required campaign documents for all previous campaigns, if any.
Additional details are provided in MSBA’s A Candidate’s Legal Guide to Running for the School Board, Board Member Information and Board Candidate Requirements.
More information on the qualifications and duties of a school board member can be found on the Missouri School Board Association’s website.
The board filing notice was approved by the Southern Boone School Board of Education during the November 14, 2022 board meeting.
School Board Candidate Workshop
The Southern Boone School Board of Education is hosting a School Board Candidate Workshop on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the central office boardroom. Any community members interested in running for the school board are invited to attend. Representatives from the Missouri School Board Association will give a presentation on running for the school board, and the roles and responsibilities of being a board member. The workshop also will provide information and insight from current school board members.