Seven candidates filed for the Ritenour Board of Education election that will be held on April 4. Voters will elect three citizens to fill three-year terms and two citizens to fill a one-year term. Candidates, in ballot order, for the three-year seats are: Brad Thomas, Ruth Bell Greco, Penny Degardin and Orlando Lewis Jr. Candidates, in ballot order, for a one-year term are: Shirley Burton, Lisa Glover-Jones and Tom Drennan. View more information about the candidates here.
The Ritenour Board of Education is made up of seven school district residents who are elected by the public in a general election. Two of the seven members are elected each year to serve three-year terms. In 1993 and each three years thereafter, an additional director shall be elected. All members are volunteers and accept no monetary compensation for serving on the board.
Following the annual election in April, members of the board elect a president and vice president. The secretary and treasurer are appointed by the board as nonvoting members.
The superintendent of schools is not a member of the board. He or she is the executive administrator of the district and is employed by the board.
If you have a question for a specific board member or a general message for the Board, please contact the Board of Education at (314) 493-6023. Please leave a message in the voice mailbox, and a board member will return your call.
Front Row (l to r): Jennifer Lohnes, Ruth Bell Greco, Lisa Glover-Jones and Penny Degardin
Back Row (l to r): Dr. M. Stacey Albin-Wilson, Tom Drennan, Dr. Brad Thomas