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Declaration of Candidacy


Ferguson-Florissant residents interested in running for the April 2, 2024, Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education election will need to file for candidacy at the Ferguson-Florissant School District Administration Center, 8855 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042.

The filing period for the April 2 election opens Tuesday, Dec. 5 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26. 


From December 5 – December 20, 2023, the office will be open from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and from December 21, 2023, through December 26, 2023, filing will be by appointment only, except for Dec. 25. The last day of filing is December 26, 2023.

Two positions will be on the ballot, as the three-year terms of Courtney Graves and Terry Tyson will expire in April 2024. 

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. 


Those interested in attending the information session should contact Jacqueline McWell, Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education secretary at 314-687-1912 or


The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board election in April 2024 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, for two open board seats, voters could choose to give one vote each to two different candidates or two votes to a single candidate.