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Five Candidates Seek Three Positions on School Board

April 6, 2009 Education 3 Comments

Tuesday voters in the city will vote for their Alderman (a few contested odd-numbered wards, Mayor and select three members for the school board.  Remember the elected school board as opposed to the board appointed in 2007 to run our school system?  We still must elect a school board.

Seven candidates had filed but two, including Bill Haas, withdrew in February.  The terms are for four years so it is possible the three we elect tomorrow will be part of the governing board once the state turns the schools back over to local control.

I must admit I’ve paid little attention to the schools these last two years.  List of school board candidates here.


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  1. Jimmy Z says:

    Scary – I didn’t even know we’d be voting on a contested race, and I don’t like being an uninformed voter. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. These people will become very important once the SAB is dissolved.

  3. Turd Ferguson says:

    Congrats to Emile Bradford-Taylor, Rebecca Rogers, and Chad Beffa. The Schools board is now stocked for a long time with good people who have the best interests of SLPS at heart. 6 out of the 7 are parents. Rebecca Rogers is an accomplished English professor. Chad Beffa has legislative experience that would make a huge difference in Jeff City. The Board of Education is a much more powerful and purposeful entity now.

    Then again, unless pro-charter school candidates are elected, I doubt the state will just let the SAB go away. They technically are dissolved in 2011, I think. What would stop the state from extending that at the behest of Slay?


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