Board Election Filing Information
The Pierce City R-VI School District will accept declaration of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the School Board on April 6, 2021, General Municipal Election. Persons interested may file at the Superintendent’s office located at 300 N Myrtle Street. Filing will begin on December 15, 2020, in the Superintendent’s office at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Filing will not occur on days that the Superintendent’s office is closed due to inclement weather and on the following dates: December 24th, 25th, 2020, and January 1st, 2021. Filing will end on January 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The names of qualified candidates shall be placed on the ballot in order of filing, except those candidates who file a declaration of candidacy prior to 5:00 p.m. on the first day of filing, the district shall determine by random drawing the order in which such candidates’ names shall appear on the ballot. Each candidate filing on the first day shall draw a number at random at the time of filing. The district shall record the number drawn with the candidate’s declaration of candidacy. The names of candidates filing on the first day of filing shall be listed in ascending order of the numbers so drawn and ahead of the names of candidates filing on a later date. There are two (2) positions available with three-year terms.
Candidates may pick up a packet in advance when the Superintendent's office is open; however, the forms MUST be signed in our office at the time of filing. Packets will not be accepted prior to Tuesday, December 15, at 8:00 a.m., pursuant to MO Statute 115.127.
Qualifications for School Board Members are:
A school board member must be a U.S. citizen, a resident taxpayer of the district or voters of the district in urban districts, a resident of Missouri for at least one year and at least 24 years of age. Candidates must also be current on state and local taxes; have not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under Missouri or federal law; are not registered or required to register as a sex offender; and have filed required campaign documents for all previous campaigns, if any. Board members initially elected must successfully complete orientation and s 18.5 hours of training within one (1) year of the date of election.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at 417-476-2555.
Missouri law grants the Board of Education the power to govern and oversee the management of the district's schools. The board is the policy-making body within the District and has overall responsibility for curriculum, school taxes, annual budget, employment of the Superintendent and other professional staff, facilities, and expansions. The Board has complete and final control over school matters within limits established by state and federal law and regulations. The Board of Education is elected by the citizens of the district to represent the community's commitment to a strong educational program for the District's children. Board members are elected at large and serve without compensation, must be registered voters and must reside within the District.
The Board of Education usually meets the fourth Wednesday of every month with open session beginning at 6:30 PM and closed session starting after the open session in the board conference room. All meetings are open to the public. In certain circumstances, Missouri law permits the Board to go into a closed session. Circumstances that may be included are personnel issues, including conferences with employees and employee complaints, security matters, student discipline, or to consult with attorneys regarding pending litigation, real estate property acquisition, etc.
Board of Education 2020-2021
President: Mr. Bryan Stellwagen
Vice President: Mr. Kodie O'Hara
Treasurer: Mr. Kenny Fenske
Member: Mr. Larry Zebert
Member: Mr. Zach Renkoski
Member: Mr. Lee Jones
Member: Mr. Jason Chapman
Secretary: Mrs. Melissa Yonker
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