Date of Election: April 4, 2023
Kansas City Public Schools encourages 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 four-year terms: Sub-District 2, Sub-District 4, and At-Large. Interested persons may file at the Board of Education Building located at 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. For more information, contact the Board Secretary at email@example.com or 816-418-7621.
Candidates may obtain the official candidate filing packet of forms and instructions in advance from the Board Services office located in the Board of Education building.
Filing will begin on December 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Filing will end on December 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. In-between, candidates may file during the district's regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that these hours are subject to change.
Except for the first and last day of filing, filing will not occur on days that the school district's central offices are closed due to inclement weather or other health-related reasons. The district may not open even on the first and last day of filing if weather conditions make it unsafe for school staff to travel. Filing will also not occur on the following holidays and breaks when the school district's central offices are closed: December 19, 2022 through December 23, 2022.
Candidates must wear masks and observe district infection control rules in force at the time of filing.
Please note: District offices are closed November 21 - November 25 for Fall Break
2023 Candidate Filing Information
Where to File
Kansas City Public Schools Board of Education
2901 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
When to File
Filing opens December 6, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and closes on December 27, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (§115.349, RSMo 1994).
Please note that the Board of Education Office will not be accepting candidate filings during the dates/days listed below:
- December 19, 2022, through December 26, 2022
- Saturdays and Sundays
- Any date/day the Board of Education Office closes due to inclement weather
On December 6, 2022, the District will designate where candidates may form a line to file.
Candidates filing on the last day (December 27, 2022) should arrive by 4:30 p.m. to make sure the filing process is completed by the 5:00 p.m. deadline. The clock cannot be held. Required documents must be checked and a declaration of candidacy, including signatures, must be completed by 5:00 p.m.
Interested in school board service?
Free Resources for School Board Candidates
There may be more to school board service than you know. Learn the basics and be prepared to hit the ground running if you’re elected in April.
- Board Candidate’s Welcome Letter
- Candidate’s Legal Guide to Running for the School Board
- Candidate Information Videos
- Foundational Principles of Effective Governance
- New Board Member Training (meets Missouri state mandates)
- Sample School Board Member Ethics Policy
- How Do I Become A School Board Member?