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Notice - Board of Education Vacancy

February 20, 2024



The Drexel R-IV School District currently has a vacancy on the Board of Education, due to an in-term resignation.  The Board of Education is required by law to fill vacancies on the Board created when a Board member leaves his or her office prior to the end of the elected term.  The Board is responsible for appointing an eligible person to fill the vacancy until the next April election, at which time a candidate will be elected to fill the remainder of the term, if any, or the new term.  The current term, expiring in April 2025 will be filled according to extant board policy and procedure.


To be eligible to serve on the Board you must:


  1. Be citizens of the United States of America. Mo. Const. art. VII, § 8; § 162.291, RSMo.
  2. Be resident taxpayers of the Drexel R-IV School District. A "taxpayer" is an individual who has paid taxes to the state or any subdivision thereof within the immediately preceding 12-month period, or the spouse of such individual. § 162.291, RSMo.
  3. Have resided in the district and Missouri for a minimum of one year immediately preceding their election or appointment. Mo. Const. art. VII, § 8; § 162.291, RSMo. 
  4. Be at least 24 years of age. § 162.291, RSMo. 
  5. Not be delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real property taxes on their place of residence. If an applicant is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office, that office cannot be delinquent in the payment of any taxes owed the state. § 115.306, RSMo. 
  6. Have not been found guilty of nor pled guilty to a felony under the federal laws of the United States of America or to a felony under Missouri law or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri. § 115.306, RSMo. 
  7. Not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender pursuant to § 162.014, RSMo. 
  8. Have filed, or the treasurer of an existing candidate committee has filed, all required campaign disclosure reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission, when applicable, for all previous elections in which they were candidates. § 130.071, RSMo.


All applicants must submit a letter of intent, which will state their reasons for wishing to apply for the vacant Board of Education position and give a short response to the following areas: personal data, community involvement, school involvement, skills that you feel you would bring to the Board of Education, previous leadership experience, what you see as your role with the board of education, what you think the district’s major goals are, and what you feel are the needs of the district.

All letters of intent should be directed to:

Board Secretary

Drexel R-IV School District

207 S. Fourth Street

Drexel, MO 64742


Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on March 5, 2024.

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