SSD to Hold Special Board of Education Election for Subdistrict 1

  • March 15, 2023 - The Governing Council will hold a special election for the open Board of Education seat in Subdistrict 1, which represents Hazelwood, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, and Jennings school districts. The Governing Council, which elects the Special School District (SSD) Board of Education, was not able to elect a candidate for Subdistrict 1 at the March 6 meeting and declared an impasse due to lack of a quorum. According to bylaws, the Governing Council must hold a new election for the open seat at the next scheduled Governing Council meeting.

    Filing Process

    Applications will be distributed at the SSD Central Office located at 12110 Clayton Road in Town and Country, between 9 AM and 3 PM, from Monday, April 3, 2023 through Friday, April 28, 2023.  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 when the District’s offices are closed due to inclement weather or in the event of a District closure.


    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 the place of residence; never pled guilty or nolo contendere, nor been convicted of a felony; 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. Learn more about SSD's current Board of Education members, policies, and, meetings on the District website.

    For more information, please contact Amy Doyle at or call 314-989-8419.