School Board Election


(Public Notice of Filing) 

The Mexico School District encourages qualified persons interested in running for a position on the School Board to file to be a candidate in the April 4, 2023 election.  Interested persons may file at Central Office located at 2101 Lakeview Road, Mexico, Missouri 65265.  Please see Mrs. Bethany Collins, Secretary to the Board of Education. For additional information call 573-581-3773 ext. 2401.

Filing will begin on December 6, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and will continue on regular business days from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Filing will end on December 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM.  Filing will not occur on days the school district’s Central Office is closed due to inclement weather or other health-related reasons.  Filing will also not occur on the following holidays and breaks when the school district’s Central Office is closed: December 22, 2022, December 23, 2022, and December 26, 2022.   

There are three positions available with three-year terms.  The names of qualified candidates shall be placed on the ballot in order of filing. 

Bethany Collins
Secretary - Board of Education  

Board Member Qualifications

All Board members should have an interest in the welfare and education opportunities of students, a desire to honestly represent the public and the commitment to be a good steward of taxpayer resources. All persons interested in serving on the Mexico School District Board of Education, whether elected or appointed, will meet all legal requirements for candidates in School Board elections, including the following:

  1. Be citizens of the United States of America. Mo. Const. art. VII, § 8; § 162.291, RSMo.
  2. Be resident taxpayers of the Mexico School District. A "taxpayer" is an individual who has paid taxes to the state or any subdivision thereof within the immediately preceding 12-month period, or the spouse of such individual. § 162.291, RSMo.
  3. Have resided in Missouri for a minimum of one year immediately preceding their election or appointment. Mo. Const. art. VII, § 8; § 162.291, RSMo.
  4. Be at least 24 years of age. § 162.291, RSMo.
  5. Not be delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real property taxes on their place of residence. If an applicant is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office, that office cannot be delinquent in the payment of any taxes owed the state. § 115.306, RSMo.
  6. Have not been found guilty of nor pled guilty to a felony under the federal laws of the United States of America or to a felony under Missouri law or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri. § 115.306, RSMo.
  7. Not be registered or required to be registered as a sex offender pursuant to § 162.014, RSMo.
  8. Have filed, or the treasurer of an existing candidate committee has filed, all required campaign disclosure reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission, when applicable, for all previous elections in which they were candidates. § 130.071, RSMo.