School board filing ends Tuesday

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, filing ends for school board candidates throughout the state, who are running in the April 3 election.

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At that same time, the Jefferson City School Board’s January meeting will begin, and one of its action items is certifying the candidates who have filed for the two seats to be filled, to the county clerks in Cole and Callaway counties — if more than two people have signed up.

As of Friday, only incumbents Alan Mudd and Joy Sweeney had filed for the two Jefferson City District seats.

Under state law, if the number of candidates equals the number of school board seats being filled, no election is held.

“We had someone come in at 4:59 p.m. last year — at the last minute, so to speak,” Superintendent Brian Mitchell noted. “If we don’t this year, we have two outstanding incumbents who have signed back up.”

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