FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 17

Posted on 12/01/2019
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Candidate filing for the April 7, 2020, election to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec.17, 2019, and continues until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The three-year terms of current Board members Rene Cope, Patrick Lane, and Mary Lange will expire in April 2020. 

FHSD residents interested in filing must do so in person at the Administration Building, 4545 Central School Road, St. Charles, MO 63304. Candidates can file between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Filing will not occur on days that the District’s offices are closed due to inclement weather or on the following days: Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, and Jan. 20. Filing closes on Jan. 21, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

Qualified applicants may file for office beginning on Dec. 17, at 8:00 AM in the Superintendent’s office by declaring their intent to become a candidate, in person and in writing, to the Secretary of the Board. A lottery system for ballot order placement for first and last day filings will be utilized. The candidate shall draw a number at random at the time of filing. The names of the candidates filing on the first day will be listed in ascending order of the numbers drawn and ahead of the names of candidates filing on a later date. The names of candidates filing on the last day will be listed in descending order of the numbers drawn after the names of all candidates who have previously filed on an earlier date. 

To be eligible for the Francis Howell School District Board of Education candidates must be: a U.S. citizen; at least twenty-four years old; a resident taxpayer of the District; have (or will have) resided in Missouri one year immediately preceding the election; not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, or real estate property taxes on place of residence; never pled guilty or nolo contendere nor been convicted of a felony; is not registered or required to be registered as a sex offender; and has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for any previous elections. 

For more information, contact the Superintendent's office at (636) 851-4026.

Important Dates

  • Dec. 17: Filing Opens, 8:00 AM
  • Jan. 21: Filing Closes, 5:00 PM
  • Jan. 23: FHSD Board Candidate Training
  • Jan. 28: Certification of Candidates
  • March 11: Last Day to Register to Vote
  • TBD: Board Candidate Forum
  • April 7: Election

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