The Governing Council of the Special School District of St. Louis County will meet March 12 to interview and elect two board members.
SSD handles the election process a in a different manner than other municipal elections. Nancy Ide, SSD's Chief Communications Officer said the district has one candidate for each of the two seats up for re-election.
The Council is comprised of one Board of Education member from each of the 22 school districts in St. Louis County.
The election will occur at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in rooms 60-61 at SSD Central Office, 12110 Clayton Road in Town & Country.
To be eligible to run, a candidate has to be at least 21 years old prior to taking office, a U.S. citizen, a resident of the city for the full year preceding the election and a resident of the district from which he or she is elected for at least six months prior to the election.
Margaret Lestina has filed for the Subdistrict 3 seat, which covers the Parkway School District. Ide said Ken Eigenberg did not run for re-election.
Incumbent John Koeper has filed for the Subdistrict 4 seat, which encompasses the Pattonville, Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens school districts.
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To read more about the Special School District of St. Louis County see:
- Hazelwood West High School Students Earn Highest SSD Honor
- North County Inc. Salutes 30 Leaders in Their Thirties: Part Two
- Special School District Honors Hazelwood West High Journalism Teacher
- Hazelwood Parents Express Concerns to the Special School District of North County