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Three Candidates File for Three Open Seats on Kirkwood Board of Education

The Kirkwood School District will not be required to hold a Board of Education election in April because three candidates filed for three open seats on the board. Candidate filing closed on Dec. 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.

New member Ben Caffey will replace board member Chad Kavanaugh, who did not seek re-election. Incumbents Jennifer Pangborn and Nikole Shurn also filed to retain their seats.  

Missouri statutes (RSMo 115.124) do not require a school district to hold a Board of Education election if the number of candidates who file is equal to the number of positions to be filled by the election. No election will be held and all three candidates will be sworn in to office in April 2023.