Board Election Filing Info

The Reeds Spring School District will accept Declarations of Candidacy forms from persons interested in running for a three-year term on the School Board in the April 3, 2018, election.  
A Legal Notice, announcing filing information for this election, has been submitted for publication in the Branson Tri-Lakes News on November 18, 2017, and in the Stone County Gazette by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Filing WILL BEGIN on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 8:00 am, and WILL END on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 5:00 pm.  Interested persons must file in person at the Superintendent's Office located in the Administrative Offices at the rear of the Reeds Spring High School, 20281 State Hwy 413, Reeds Spring, MO. Persons may file during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, on days when school is in session.  Filing will not occur on days that the school district offices are closed due to inclement weather, or between the hours of noon (12:00 pm) on December 21, 2017, through January 3, 2018, when the district offices will be closed for the holidays.  (The office was open until 5:00 p.m., on January 16th)
There are two (2) positions available with a three-year term each.  The name of each candidate will be placed on the ballot in the order of filing.  Filing will not begin prior to 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, pursuant to MO Statue 115.127.5.
NOTE:  If elected, the Board candidate must be able to attend the first meeting after the election to take an Oath of Office.  Statute 162.301 states that the Board must reorganize within 14 days of the election (April 3, 2018).  Since the regular Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the **Board elected to schedule a Special Reorganization meeting for Friday, April 13, 2018, at 7:00 a.m., in the Central Office Conference Room**, in order to be compliant.   Oaths of Office and the Reorganization and election of officers will be conducted at that time.  **This date will be revised at March 21 regular Board meeting.**

To be better informed of the duties and commitments of a School Board Member, interested candidates may download and review the documents listed below. 
Candidates will sign a Declaration of Candidacy declaring he or she is eligible to hold office in accordance with Missouri Law as follows:
1)  Citizen of the United States of America
2)  Resident taxpayer of the Reeds Spring R-IV School District
3)  Will have resided in MO for a minimum of one year immediately preceding election
4)  At least 24 years of age
5)  Not delinquent in payment of any state income, personal property, municipal or real property taxes on place of residence and if past or present corporate officer, verifies office does not owe any taxes to the state. (Required to complete a MO DOR form in this regard - provided at time of candidate filing)
6)  Have not been found or pled guilty to a felony under the federal laws of the USA or to a felony under MO law or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in MO.
7)  Currently not registered or required to be registered as a sex offender
8)  Have filed all required campaign disclosure reports with the MO Ethics Commission for all previous elections in which a candidate.
Please be advised that the following forms will be made available and must be completed and signed in person at the District Office on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 8:00 am:   Declaration of Candidacy; MO Department of Revenue Form 5120; and Notice to Candidate Personal Financial Disclosure (PFD) form 
Thank you in advance for your interest in participating as a School Board member for a school district whose main focus is students and providing a Great Place to Learn and Work. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Superintendent, or Board Secretary, at 417-272-8173, Ext. 4021.