Wednesday LWV School Board Candidate Forum

schoolboardforumPublic Invited to Ask Questions
6:30-8 pm Wednesday, October 24th
St. Louis City School Board Candidates Forum
Sponsored by League of Women Voters
Metro High School
4015 McPherson, Central West End

Voters will elect 2 seats on the School Board this November 6th and 2 seats on April 2nd, 2019. Candidates run citywide and nonpartisan. The candidates receiving the first and second most votes win.

LWV Voter Guide Information on School Board Candidates

Answers to 20 Personal Side Questions @ 7th Ward Independent Democrats School Board Candidate Survey

Answers to 25 Views & Goals Questions @ 7th Ward Independent Democrats School Board Candidate Survey

School Board Candidates websites & Facebook pages

Answers to 20 Questions @ St. Louis Schools Watch Survey of School Board Candidates 

School Board Candidate Views & Goals Survey Answers Now Posted

schoolboardelectionAll the Answers to 25 Views & Goals Questions in 7th Ward Independent Democrats School Board Candidate Survey are posted here.

Candidate Personal Side Survey Answers are here and contact information here.

7 of 7 School Board Candidates support full return of St. Louis City Public Schools governance to the elected School Board.

4 of 7 School Board Candidates oppose electing the St. Louis City School Board by districts instead of at-large.

3 of 7 School Board Candidates support making the St. Louis City School Board a salaried office.

7 of 7 School Board Candidates pledge not to take campaign money from Rex Sinquefield or his PACs.

7 of 7 School Board Candidates pledge to testify against tax abatements.

3 of 7 School Board Candidates want a moratorium or limit on the number of new charter schools than can open in St. Louis City.

2 of 7 School Board Candidates would be open to public tax dollars going to support private education (vouchers, tax credits, or direct appropriation) if the district was flush with cash.

7 of 7 School Board Candidates do not want teachers carrying guns into St. Louis City Public Schools.

5 of 7 School Board Candidates oppose teaching creationism or intelligent design in St. Louis Public Schools.

5 of 7 School Board Candidates oppose allowing the anti-abortion group Thrive to teach its Best Choice abstinence-based sex education program in St. Louis City Public Schools.

1 of 7 School Board Candidates supports consolidation of all school districts in St. Louis City and St. Louis County into one school district.

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.