Filing will open on Dec. 6, 2022 at 8 a.m. The Kearney R-1 School District administrative office at 425 W. Washington St., Kearney, MO is designated as the location for filing; further, the times for filing will be between office hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, noting that the filing location will close on Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. and remain closed until Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. The administrative office will be open for filing on Dec. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Filing will close on Dec. 27 at that time as required by law.
Filing will not occur on days that the schools are closed for inclement weather. In the event the district is closed due to a public health-related event, other than on the first day of filing, filing will be by appointment only and made by contacting the Board Secretary at (816) 628-4116.
The County Clerk of Clay County is named as election authority and the secretary to the Board of Education is directed to notify the County Clerk(s) in writing by Jan. 24, 2023 and to include a copy of the legal notice and sample ballot for the April 4, 2023 election; and to direct the secretary to forward to the County Clerk of Clay County and the County Clerk of Clinton County deposits for the cost of the election as required by law.
Ballot order will be determined by the order of candidate filing with the exception of filing on Tuesday, Dec. 6 when ballot placement will be determined by random drawing, if necessary.
Three Board positions with three-year terms are available.
Date of Election
April 4, 2023
Election Filing Timeline
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022: Candidate filings begin (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the KSD central office, 425 W. Washington St., Kearney, MO 65060)
Friday, Dec. 16, 2022: The central office closes at 1 p.m. and remains closed until Tuesday, Dec. 27
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022: LAST DAY TO FILE - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the KSD central office
Prospective Candidate Info Session
5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21
KSD Central Office, 425 W. Washington St.
Kearney School District Board of Education President and members of the KSD administrative staff will lead an informational session for those who are interested in filing as school board candidates on the April 2023 ballot. Visit www.ksdr1.net/board-of-education to learn more about the KSD Board of Education.
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