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Filing Opens Dec. 6 for Ritenour School Board Election; Pre-Candidate Information Session Set for Dec. 1

Ritenour residents interested in running for the April 4, 2023 Ritenour Board of Education election will need to file for candidacy at the St. Louis County Board of Elections, 725 Northwest Plaza Drive in St. Ann.

The filing period for the April 4 election opens Tuesday, Dec. 6 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

The Ritenour School District is hosting a pre-candidate infor-mation session at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Administrative Center, 2420 Woodson Road for anyone who is considering running for the school board. The session will provide information and an over-view of board. Those interested in attending the information session should contact Michelle Clover, Ritenour Board of Education secretary, at (314) 493-6050 or

Three positions will be on the ballot, as the three-year terms of Penny Degardin, Dr. Brad Thomas and Rob Eaton expire in April 2023. Eaton is completing the un-expired term of Ruth Bell Greco, who resigned from the Board in August. 

Missouri law requires a person to be a U.S. citizen, at least 24 years old, a resident taxpayer of the district and to have resided in Missouri for one year immediately preceding the election. Board candidates must not be delinquent in paying state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real estate/property taxes on their place of residence.

Board members serve three-year terms and are not paid for their service. Candidates will receive an information packet after filing for the election.