Filing Opens Dec. 15 for Three Seats on SSD Board of Education

  • Dec. 2, 2020 – Candidate filing for three open seats on the Special School District Board of Education opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, and continues until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The three-year terms of current Board members Ms. Juli Brown, Subdistrict 5, and Ms. Janice Goodman, Subdistrict 6, expire in March 2021. Additionally, a one-year term for Subdistrict 4 is open due to a Board member resignation earlier this fall.

    The two open seats are for three-year terms beginning in March 2021 in the following subdistricts:

    • Subdistrict 5 – Brentwood, Kirkwood, Lindbergh, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, Valley Park and Webster Groves school districts
    • Subdistrict 6 – Clayton, Normandy, Ritenour and University City school districts

    A one-year term is also available beginning in March 2021 in the following subdistrict:

    • Subdistrict 4 – Ferguson-Florissant, Pattonville, and Riverview Gardens school districts

    Applications will be distributed during regular business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) at the SSD Central Office located at 12110 Clayton Road in Town and Country. Under Governing Council regulations, information packets and applications must be picked up and returned to the SSD Central Office by the candidate. Packets and forms will not be mailed. Those returning completed applications must show proof of identification. Filing will not occur on days that the District’s offices are closed due to inclement weather, from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 for winter break, and on Jan. 18 for Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Filing closes at 5 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2021.

    To be eligible for the open Board seats applicants must: be a citizen of the United States; have resided in Missouri for at least one year; be at least 24 years old; be a registered voter of the District, and be a resident of the subdistrict in which the application is filed; not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, or real estate property taxes on place of residence; never pled guilty or nolo contendere nor been convicted of a felony; is not registered or required to be registered as a sex offender; and has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for any previous elections. With the passage of Proposition S in 1998, SSD Board of Education members are elected by the District’s Governing Council. The Governing Council is comprised of one Board of Education member from each of the 22 partner school districts in St. Louis County.

    For more information, call the Superintendent’s Office at 314.989.8419.

    Click here to read an overview of the SSD Board of Education.