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Board Election

Date of Election: June 20, 2023

The Kansas City Public Schools will accept Declarations of Candidacy for any person interested in running for the Board of Directors in the June 20, 2023 election.

Board Election

Persons interested in running for the open position in Sub-District 3 may file with the Secretary of the Board at the Board of Education Office located at 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. 
Candidate Filing begins Tuesday, February 21, 2023 and then continues through March 14, 2023, during the District's regular business hours that are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (not including holidays or weekends). Filing will not occur on the day that the District's offices are closed due to inclement weather. 
Find all the details of the 2023 Candidate filing information in the PDF Public Notice below:


For more information, you can attend the "School Board School" that will be held on February 4. 2023. You will find all the details of this even on the flyer included in this post.

Finally, here is the official Community Map with the sub-districts represented in Kansas City Public Schools. 



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 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.  

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. 

School Board School

Please note: District offices are closed November 21 - November 25 for Fall Break

Calendar of dates available for school board candidate filing

2023 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 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. 



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

  • 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?