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School board filing ends Jan. 15

Friday, January 4, 2002

SIKESTON - Residents who wish to serve on their local school board have until 5 p.m. Jan. 15 to file for the April election.

To run for a school board you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer in the school district, a Missouri resident for one year and be at least 24 years old, according to Steve Borgsmiller, superintendent for Sikeston Public Schools.

The most important thing, however, is for board members to have "an extreme interest in the welfare of children," according to Borgsmiller. "That's what it's all about."

The Sikeston Public Schools Board of Education meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at the board of education offices on Virginia Street behind the junior high school.

Those wishing to file for a seat on the board can do so at school board counsel Pete Burns' office at 733 North Main.

Terms ending on the Sikeston Public Schools Board of Education are presently held by Greg Colwick, Bill Priday and Randy Bohannon, according to Borgsmiller. Rick Adams and incumbents Colwick and Priday had filed as of Wednesday.

School board members serve three-year terms. All school board members elected for the first time since August 1993 are required to complete orientation and training within one year of the election date, according to Borgsmiller. The cost of the 16 hours of training are paid by the school district.

"It kind of gives them a head start," said Borgsmiller. "It simply expands their knowledge base."

In other area school districts:

* Marvin Walton, Patty Burton and Mark Freed have terms ending for the Scott County Central school board. Incumbents Walton and Burton have refiled so far along with Richard Griffin.

Candidates for the Scott County Central school board can do so at the superintendent's office.

* Two of the three incumbents - Sonny Scheffer and Teresa DeWitt - have filed so far for the three positions opening on the Kelly school board, according to Don Moore, superintendent for Kelly schools.

Candidates file at the Kelly school offices.

* Martha Moody, secretary of the Charleston school board, said the unexpired term of Brenda Riggens, who moved out of state, needs to be filled along with the three expiring full terms. There is one year remaining in the term vacated by Riggens, according to Moody.

Expiring terms are presently held by Junior DeLay, who has refiled for his seat; Clay Shelby; and Rosetta Bradley, school board president.

Those interested in serving on the Charleston school board can file at the board of education office.

* John Thurman, Terry Nall and Carlla Turnbo hold the expiring positions on the East Prairie school board. Incumbent Thurman is the only one to file so far.

Candidates file at the East Prairie Board of Education office at the high school.

* In Oran, no one had filed as of Wednesday. Incumbents with expiring terms are Neal Seyer, Mark Eftink and Larry Hatfield.

Candidates file at the superintendent's office.

* Ron Eskew, Kristen Sigman and William McFerron have terms ending on the Chaffee school board. Scott Horman is the only one who has filed so far.

Candidates file at the superintendent's office at the high school.

* New Madrid County Central school board incumbents Scott Riley, John Davis and Don Brittain have all refiled so far.

Candidates file at the superintendent's office at the high school.

* No one has filed yet to fill school board openings for Portageville schools.

Incumbents with terms ending are Allen Wrather, Marie Gill and Rick Nave.

Candidates file at the superintendent's office in the administration building.