Saturday, December 02, 2006

Filing for Two Seats on the St. Charles School Board of Education Opens on December 12th.

Filing for Two Seats on the St. Charles School Board of Education Opens on December 12th.

Qualified candidates for the Board of Education may file for office beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. 

Individuals may file at the District’s Administrative Offices, 1025 Country Club Road, St. Charles, Missouri 63303

Filing hours: 
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The District’s Administrative offices will be closed December 22, 2006 through January 5, 2007. 

Filing will not take place if the district is closed due to 
inclement weather. Candidates may file for one of two, three-year terms.  The deadline for filing is 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2007.

Bernie Weinrich and Donna Towers acurrently holding the seats up for election

Members of the Board of Education shall be citizens of the United States and resident taxpayers of the St. Charles School District. They shall also have resided in the state for one (1) year preceding their election or appointment. Members shall be at least 24 years of age.

All Board members should have knowledge of and an interest in the welfare and educational opportunities of students.

Board members initially elected or appointed after August 28, 1993, in addition to the other qualifications listed in this policy, are required by law to successfully complete orientation and training requirements within one (1) year of the date of the election or appointment. The orientation and training shall consist of at least 16 hours with the cost of such training to be paid by the district. All programs providing the orientation and training required under the provisions of this section shall be offered by a statewide association organized for the benefit of members of Boards of Education or be approved by the State Board of Education.
A Board member is a “public servant” under the Missouri Criminal Code provisions regarding bribery, acceding to corruption, official misconduct and misuse of official information.

A “taxpayer” is an individual who has paid taxes to the state or any subdivision thereof within the immediately preceding 12-month period, or the spouse of such individual.