School Board Election
All 7 seats for the Kansas City Public Schools School Board will be up for election in April 2019. Below you will find information about the school board. 5 seats are sub-district and 2 seats are at-large. Sub-districts are labeled on the map to the right. Sub-districts 1,3 and 5 are 2-year terms while sub-districts 2 and 4 are 4-year terms. 1 at-large seat is a 2-year term and the other is a 4-year term.
School Board School
Sponsored by the Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors
School Board School will be held on Saturday December 8, 2018 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) and Thursday, December 13, 2018 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm) at the Board of Education building (2901 E. Troost, Kansas City MO). The topics covered will be:
- Education Landscape in Kansas City and in Missouri (this will include a state overview of the current education policy and a local overview of the current education policy)
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors and of the Members of the Board
- KCPS Policy Governance
- Election Rules and Requirements
- Campaign 101
Elections for the KCPS Board of Directors is April 2, 2019
Please contact June Kolkmeier, Board Secretary, with any questions, or to make reservations for one of the two School Board Schools.
Information From Missouri School Boards' Association
Filing begins December 18, 2018. Filing ends January 15, 2019. Missouri school board members are elected during the Municipal elections: April 2, 2019 Remember! Successfully elected board members are further required to complete sixteen hours of orientation and training within one year of their election (RSMo.162.203). Candidate packets can be picked up and returned at the KCPS Board of Education building, 2901 East Troost, December 18-December 21 and January 7-15 during KCPS office hours (8:00-5:00).
Who is a school board member?
School board members develop skills over time through experience and continued training. A school board member is…
- passionate about public education.
- motivated by the best interests of all kids.
- committed to listen and collaborate.
- trusting in the democratic process.
- engaged with board business and training.
Fundamental roles of school boards
School boards hold key roles in ensuring the success of the district:
- Visualizes and clarifies district purpose.
- Observes and monitors district progress.
- Implements policy and budget.
- Connects with the community.
- Employs the superintendent.
Qualifications of a school board member
- Must be a U.S. citizen;
- A resident taxpayer of the district or in urban districts, a voter of the district;
- A resident of Missouri for at least one year and at least 24 years of age;
- Current on state and local taxes;
- Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under Missouri or federal law;
- Is not registered or required to register as a sex offender;
- Has filed required campaign documents for all previous campaigns, if any.