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Declaration of Candidacy

The three-year terms of Ferguson-Florissant School Board members Leslie Hogshead and Dr. Sheila Powell-Walker expire in April 2022.

Declarations of Candidacy may be picked up in the Office of the Superintendent at 8855 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, Missouri, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on days the district is open. Under Missouri law, the first day of filing is December 7, 2021, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The last day of filing is December 28, 2021, from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Please note that the hours are shorter due to the district being closed for Winter Break. However, the Office of the Superintendent will be open from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

From December 8 – December 17, 2021, the office will be open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and from December 20, 2021, through December 27, 2021, filing will be by appointment only.

Requests for appointments can be made by phone (314) 687-1912 or by sending an email to Heike Janis at and type “Candidate Filing” in the subject line. Please include your contact information in the body of the email, and you will be contacted for an appointment.

The annual election for the Board of Education is Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

When you come to file your candidacy, please wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will provide a mask. You will be asked to complete a COVID-19 screener before you come to the appointment. If you declare your candidacy on the first or last day of filing, you will be required to complete a COVID-19 screener before entering the office. More information regarding the Candidacy Filing can be found on the district website and also in the lobby of the Administration Center, at 8855 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, Missouri.  

A person who wishes to file for candidacy for the Board of Education must be:

  1. A citizen of the United States

  2. At least 24 years old

  3. A resident taxpayer of the school district

  4. A resident of the state of Missouri for at least one year


 In addition, the candidate must follow these procedures:

  1. File a declaration of candidacy

  2. Filing pursuant to district Policy 4013                                     

The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board election in April 2022 will be conducted by cumulative voting, a change ordered by the federal court. In cumulative voting, voters cast as many votes as there are seats. Voters are not limited to giving only one vote to a candidate. Instead, they can give their votes to one or more candidates. For instance, in this election, voters could choose to give one vote each to two different candidates or two votes to a single candidate for two open board seats.