Filing Opens Dec. 7 for Two Seats on SSD Board of Education


  • Nov. 1, 2021 - Candidate filing for two open seats on the Special School District Board of Education opens at 8 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, and continues until 5 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. The terms of current Board members Ms. Katie Pottroff, Subdistrict 3 and Mr. Scott Moeller, Subdistrict 4 expire in March 2022.

    The two open seats are for three-year terms beginning in March 2022 in the following subdistricts:

    • Subdistrict 3 – Parkway School District
    • Subdistrict 4 – Ferguson-Florissant, Pattonville, and Riverview Gardens school districts


    Filing Process
    Applications will be distributed at the SSD Central Office located at 12110 Clayton Road in Town and Country, between 8 AM and 4 PM, from Tuesday, Dec. 7, through Monday, Dec. 20. On Tuesday, Dec. 21, filing will be held from 8 AM to 12 PM. The District office will be closed and no filings will be accepted Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, through Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, for winter break. The final day for filing will be Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, from 3 to 5 PM by appointment only. To schedule an appointment on Dec. 28, please contact Amy Doyle at adoyle@ssdmo.org or call 314.989.8419. The shortened filing period stems from a new Missouri law that went into effect in June 2021, where filing begins sooner and ends earlier.

    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 or in the event of a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates must wear a face covering and observe SSD’s COVID-19 mitigation rules in force at the time of filing. 

    Eligibility
    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. 


    Learn more about the responsibilities and time commitment of Board members.