FHSD Board of Education Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 7, 2021

Posted on 09/23/2021

In 2021, the Missouri Legislature changed state statutes applicable to school board candidate filing. Filing now begins earlier, ends earlier, and is shorter, ending between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Candidate filing for the April 5, 2022, election to the Francis Howell School District Board of Education opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, and continues until 5:00 PM on December 28, 2021.  The terms of current Board Members Mike Hoehn and Michelle Walker will expire in April 2022.


To be eligible for the Francis Howell School District Board of Education, candidates must be:

  • a U.S. citizen;
  • at least twenty-four years old;
  • a resident taxpayer of the District;
  • have (or will have) resided in Missouri one year immediately preceding the election;
  • not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, or real estate property taxes on place of residence;
  • never pled guilty or nolo contendere, nor been convicted of a felony;
  • not registered or required to be registered as a sex offender; and
  • has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for any previous elections.

For more information, contact the Superintendent's office at (636) 851-4026.

How to File:

FHSD residents interested in filing must do so in person at the Administration Building, 4545 Central School Road, St. Charles, MO 63304. Candidates can file Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and 2:00 to 4:30 PM. The office will be closed daily from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Filing will not occur on days that District offices are closed due to inclement weather, during the weekend, or on the following days: Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24. 

Qualified applicants may file for office beginning on December 7 at 8:00 AM in the Superintendent’s office by declaring their intent to become a candidate, in person and in writing, to the Secretary of the Board. A lottery system for ballot order placement for first and last day filings will be utilized. The candidate shall draw a number at random at the time of filing. The names of the candidates filing on the first day will be listed in ascending order of the numbers drawn and ahead of the names of candidates filing on a later date. The names of candidates filing on the last day will be listed in descending order of the numbers drawn after the names of all candidates who have previously filed on an earlier date.

Important Dates:

  • Dec. 7, 2021: Filing Opens, 8:00 AM
  • Dec. 28, 2021: Filing Closes, 5:00 PM
  • Jan. 25, 2022: Final Certification Date
  • March 9, 2022: Last Day to Register to Vote
  • April 5, 2022: Election
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