School Board Filing

School Board Filing 

December 3, 2019-  

The Hallsville R-IV School District encourages qualified persons interested in running for a posting on the School Board to file to be a candidate in the April 7, 2020 election.  Interested persons make file at the superintendent’s office located at 421 E. Highway 124, Hallsville, Missouri. For more information contact John Downs at 573-696-5512 ext. 301.  

Filing will begin on December 17, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Filings will not occur on days that the school district is closed due to inclement weather.  Filings will also not occur on the following holidays and breaks when the school district’s central offices are closed: December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020, and January 20, 2020. Filing will end on January 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.  

There are three positions available with three-year terms.  Candidates will be listed on the ballot in the order of filing, except for candidates who file a declaration of candidacy prior to 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2019, the order will be determined by random drawing.  The names of those filing on December 17, 2019, will be listed in ascending order of the numbers drawn and ahead of the names of candidates filing on later dates. 

Qualifications include: 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.

Details are provided in MSBA’s A Candidate’s Legal Guide to Running for the School Board and Board Candidate Requirements.

More information on the qualifications and duties of a school board member can be found here and on the Missouri School Board Association’s website.  

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