The Lee’s Summit R-7 community will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with Board of Education candidates at a March 27 event hosted by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce. The public event includes a meet and greet from 5 to 6 p.m. with a candidate forum following from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave.
Candidates for two seats on the Board of Education are (listed in filing order) John R. Schuler, Julie A. Doane, Ryan N. Murdock and Michael W. McMenus. Mrs. Doane is currently serving as the Board of Education’s vice president. Incumbent Board member Adam Rutherford did not file for re-election.
The school district and municipal election will be held April 3 with polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information about the R-7 Board of Education, visit http://www.lsr7.org/school-board/board-members/. Board of Education members are elected to three-year terms during at-large elections. They serve as unpaid volunteers as part of a seven-member governing board.