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Early College Academy Info Session

The KCPS Early College Academy is hosting an informational session about the program, eligibility requirements and the submission process. High school sophomores who are interested in this option should plan to attend this virtual meeting with their parents or guardians.

KCPS Hosting Two 'School Board School' Sessions in December

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors (school board) will be hosting two “School Board School” virtual sessions for anyone interested in school board service. These sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Board Election

School Board School

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 6, 2021, election. There are four positions available with four-year terms: Sub-District 1, Sub-District 3, Sub-District 5, 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 or 816-418-7621. 

Filing will begin on December 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Filing will end on January 19, 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.  

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. Contact the Board Secretary at or 816-418-7621. 

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 22, 2020 (after 12:00 noon) through January 3, 2021, and January 18, 2021. 

Candidates must wear masks and observe district infection control rules in force at the time of filing. 

Calendar of dates available for school board candidate filing

2021 Candidate Filing Information

Where to File

Kansas City Public Schools Board of Education
2901 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 418-7621

When to File 

Filing opens December 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. and closes on January 19, 2021, 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 22, 2020, AFTER noon (doors only open 8 a.m. – noon)
  • December 23, 2020 through January 3, 2021, and January 18, 2021
  • Saturdays and Sundays
  • Any date/day the Board of Education Office closes due to inclement weather

On December 22, 2020, the District will designate where candidates may form a line to file.  

Candidates filing on the last day (January 19, 2021) 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. 

Who to Contact

Board Office – 816-418-7621 or email at

Placement on the ballot

Order of filing will determine the placement on the ballot. This is in accordance with Board Policy BBB-School Board Elections and Section 115.395.2, RSMo. 

Interested in school board service?

How Do I Become a School Board Member?

Information for Board Candidates

Candidate’s Legal Guide to Running for the School Board

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.

Find these resources at If you have any questions, feel free to call MSBA at 800-221-6722 or email

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