School Board Elections Filing Period

School Board Elections Filing Period
Posted on 12/16/2020
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(Public Notice of Filing) 

The St. Joseph School District will accept declarations of candidacy from any person interested and qualified, per state statues and Board policy BBBA, in running for a position on the School Board in the April 6, 2021 election. 

Qualifications are: 

  1. Be citizens of the United States of America. Mo. Const. art. VII, § 8.
  2. Be voters of the St. Joseph School District. § 162.471, RSMo.
  3. Have resided in Missouri for a minimum of one year immediately preceding their election or appointment. Mo. Const. art. VII, § 8; § 162.471, RSMo.
  4. Be at least 24 years of age. § 162.471, RSMo.
  5. Not be delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real property taxes on their place of residence. If an applicant is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office, that office cannot be delinquent in the payment of any taxes owed the state. § 115.306, RSMo.
  6. Have not been found guilty of nor pled guilty to a felony under the federal laws of the United States of America or to a felony under Missouri law or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri. § 115.306, RSMo.
  7. Not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender pursuant to § 162.014, RSMo.
  8. Have filed, or the treasurer of an existing candidate committee has filed, all required campaign disclosure reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission, when applicable, for all previous elections in which they were candidates. § 130.071, RSMo.

Persons interested may file at the superintendent’s offices located at 925 Felix Street, 2nd floor, St. Joseph, Missouri. We ask that you wear a mask and abide by the CDC guidelines listed below: 

In order to comply with CDC and city guidelines, the SJSD is requesting that all individuals entering our building please check their temperature before leaving home.  If you are sick or have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, please do not enter the building.  If you experience any of the following symptoms, please stay home and come to register another day when you are feeling well. 

  • Fever >100.4 degrees 
  • Cough 
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breathing 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea 

Filing will begin on December 15, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note that these hours are subject to change.  Filing will not occur on days that the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather or in the event of closure due to the COVID global pandemic.  Candidates should call 816-671-4000 extension 1498 or email 
[email protected] to inquire if offices are open.  Filing will also not occur on the following holidays when the school district’s offices are closed: December 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m./noon through January 1, 2021. The last day for Candidate Filing is January 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. There are 3 (three) positions available with three-year terms.

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