Two file for two seats on Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education
Two candidates have filed for two positions on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education. Filing closed for R-7 Board of Education candidates on Jan. 15.
Candidates (listed in filing order) are Phyllis Balagna and Bob White. Ms. Balagna has served on the R-7 Board of Education since she was appointed to fill a vacated position during April 2012.
The annual municipal and school election will be held on April 2. In recent years, state law has changed to allow school districts to forego an election when two candidates file for two positions on the Board of Education. This saves taxpayer dollars because the school districts do not have to help with election-related expenses, which are normally divided between all entities with candidates or issues on the ballot.
Lee’s Summit R-7 has no other issues on the April 2 ballot, and the Board of Education candidates will not appear on the ballot. Following the April election, Ms. Balagna and Mr. White will be sworn in as Board of Education members for a three-year term.
For more information about the R-7 Board of Education, visit http://www.lsr7.org/school-board/board-members/.
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
Public Notice of Filing
The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District will accept Declarations of Candidacy for any person interested in running for a position on the School Board in the April 2, 2013 election. Persons interested may file with the Secretary of the Board of Education at the school district’s offices located at 301 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit,Missouri 64086.
Filing will begin on December 18, 2012 at 8 a.m. The office will close at 3 p.m. on December 21, 2012 for the holidays. Filing will continue during the district’s regular business hours, January 2 through January 15, 2013, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Filing will not occur on days that the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather. The district’s offices will be closed on December 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, and January 1 and, therefore, will not be accepting candidate filings on those dates. Filing will end on January 15, 2013, with the office staying open until 5 p.m. that day.
There are two positions available with three-year terms.
2013 Candidate Filing Information
Where to file:
Stansberry Leadership Center
Board of Education Office
301 NE Tudor Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
When to file:
Filing opens December 18, 2012 at 8 a.m. and the office will close at 3 p.m. on December 21, 2012 §115.349.1, RSMo 1994
Office closes for Winter Recess December 22, 2012 through January 1, 2013
Office reopens for filing on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Filing closes January 15, 2013, at 5 p.m. §115.349.1, RSMo 1994
Candidates filing on the last day should arrive by 4 p.m. to make sure the filing process is completed by the 5 p.m.
deadline. The clock cannot be held. Required documents must be checked and the declaration of candidacy, including
signature, must be completed by 5 p.m.
Placement on Ballot:
Order of filing will determine the placement on the ballot
This is in accordance with board policy BBB adopted by the Board of Education
October 11, 2001, §115.395.2, RSMo Supp. 1997
To be published: December 21 and 26, 2012