Want To Run For School Board? Here’s What You Need To Know

schoolboardelectionFiling closes January 15th for the April 2nd St. Louis City School Board Election. Two School Board members will be elected on April 2nd, seats presently held by Katie Wessling and Charli Cooksey.

School Board Candidates, Most Current Filing List

School Board members are elected at-large by non-partisan ballot.

St. Louis City Elected School Board webpage

7th Ward Independent Democrats will sponsor a School Board Candidate Survey. Previous School Board Candidate Survey.

Next Elected School Board Meeting is 6:30 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at SLPS Headquarters, 801 N 11th. That meeting replaces the one previously scheduled for January 8th at Humboldt Elementary in Soulard. Agenda should be posted here.

Next Appointed (St. Louis Public Schools) Special Administrative Board Meeting has not been posted. SAB usually meets in Room 108, SLPS Administrative Building, 801 N 11th. Agenda will be posted here.

Here is some basic information about filing for School Board.

Where and When to File: Filing is done at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker between 8 am and 5 pm Weekdays.

Qualifications for running for School Board:

  • Must be a resident of the City of St. Louis for at least three years.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen for at least three years.
  • Must be a Registered Voter in the City of St. Louis.
  • Must be at least 24 years of age.
  • Must not owe any taxes.
  • Must not have an interest in any contract with or claim against the School Board, either directly or indirectly.
  • Must not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender.
  • Must not have been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri.
  • Must file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
    Must file Campaign Finance Reports with Missouri Ethics Commission.
  • Filing Fee: $100

Missouri School Board Association’s A Candidate’s Guide to Running for the School Board

 

Sunday School Board Candidate Forum Canceled

Regret to inform you that we are cancelling Sunday’s School Board Candidate Forum at Nadine’s and we will not be rescheduling.

We will get all the 7th Ward School Board Candidate Survey answers posted to our website in next few days.

We know this was going to be a great opportunity to hear from the candidates and we do apologize for cancelling.
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7th Ward School Board Candidate Forum Moved To September 30th

schoolboardelection1:30 pm Sunday, September 30, 2018
7th Ward School Board Candidate Forum

Sponsored by 7th Ward Independent Democrats and 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski

Nadine’s on the Patio, 1931 S 12th
♿Accessible: Patio Yes, but no accessible restroom
Public Transit: #8 Bates-Morganford, #10 Gravois-Lindell (Gravois is one block west), #20 South Broadway

Moderator: Andy Karandzieff, owner of Crown Candy Kitchen and former Republican mayoral candidate
Time Lord: TBA

Format: Questions from Candidate Survey will be drawn. Moderator and Time Lord may also ask questions

Attendance Prizes will be drawn

Candidate Information

Filing Begins Tuesday For School Board

schoolTuesday, July 17th, filing begins for the November 6th St. Louis City School Board Election. Filing closes August 21st.

Two School Board members will be elected on November 6th for seats presently held by Donna Jones and Bill Haas.

School Board members are elected at-large by non-partisan ballot.

Information on St. Louis City Elected School Board

If you are interested in running for School Board, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Marie Ceselski (630-7599  ward7stl@aol.com) would like to meet with you to talk about your running and answer any questions you have about filing or running, including campaign finance reporting requirements.

Here is some basic information about filing for School Board.

Where and When to File: Filing is done at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker between 8 am and 5 pm Weekdays.

Qualifications for running for School Board:

  • Must be a resident of the City of St. Louis for at least three years.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen for at least three years.
  • Must be a Registered Voter in the City of St. Louis.
  • Must be at least 24 years of age.
  • Must not owe any taxes.
  • Must not have an interest in any contract with or claim against the School Board, either directly or indirectly.
  • Must not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender.
  • Must not have been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
  • Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri.
  • Must file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
    Must file Campaign Finance Reports with Missouri Ethics Commission.
  • Filing Fee: $100

Missouri School Board Association’s A Candidate’s Guide to Running for the School Board

7th Ward Independent Democrats will sponsor a School Board Candidate Survey and Candidate Forum.

 

Tuesday Elected School Board Meeting

school-board-meeting6:30 pm Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
St. Louis City Elected School Board
Stix Early Childhood Center
647 Tower Grove (17th Ward, Central West End)
Open to the Public

Online Meeting Notice/Agenda

Also see (Appointed) Special Administrative Board’s action to remove governance of some schools from Elected School Board when transition back to Elected Board happens – 5/4/2018 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Struggling schools in St. Louis will be given more freedom to improve

November School Board Election

State law regarding the St. Louis City Elected Board has created an unusual November School Board Election for this year. The seats held by Bill Haas (an August 2nd District Congressional Candidate) and Donna Jones are up for election.

Here is some basic information about filing for School Board.

Where and When to File: Filing is done at the St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N. Tucker between 8 am and 5 pm Weekdays, July 17th and Closes August 21st.

Qualifications for running for School Board:
+ Must be a resident of the City of St. Louis for at least three years.
+ Must be a U.S. Citizen for at least three years.
+ Must be a Registered Voter in the City of St. Louis.
+ Must be at least 24 years of age.
+ Must not owe any taxes.
+ Must not have an interest in any contract with or claim against the School Board, either directly or indirectly.
+ Must not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender.
+ Must not have been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States.
+ Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
+ Must not have been found guilty to or pled guilty to an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri.
+ Must file a Personal Financial Disclosure Statement.
+ Must file Campaign Finance Reports with Missouri Ethics Commission.
+ Must pay Filing Fee of $100

While the situation in St. Louis City is unique because of currently having an Elected School Board without governance powers and an Appointed Administrative Board making decisions, that will change, and probably sooner as opposed to later. Some additional information on running for school board in Missouri is available from the Missouri School Board Association.