☰ Revisor of Missouri


Chapter 162

< > Effective - 28 Aug 2022, 2 histories bottom

  162.491.  Directors may be nominated by petition, when — contents of petition, certain districts — no petition required, Buchanan County — no declaration of candidacy as sole method of filing. — 1.  Directors for urban school districts, other than those districts containing the greater part of a city of over one hundred thirty thousand inhabitants, may be nominated by petition to be filed with the secretary of the board and signed by a number of voters in the district equal to ten percent of the total number of votes cast for the director receiving the highest number of votes cast at the next preceding biennial election, except as provided in subsection 4 of this section.

  2.  This section shall not be construed as providing the sole method of nominating candidates for the office of school director in urban school districts that do not contain the greater part of a city of over three hundred thousand inhabitants.

  3.  A director for any urban school district containing a city of greater than one hundred thirty thousand inhabitants and less than three hundred thousand inhabitants may be nominated as an independent candidate by filing with the secretary of the board a petition signed by five hundred registered voters of such school district.

  4.  In any urban school district located in a county of the first classification with more than eighty-three thousand but fewer than ninety-two thousand inhabitants and with a home rule city with more than seventy-six thousand but fewer than ninety-one thousand inhabitants as the county seat, a candidate for director shall file a declaration of candidacy with the secretary of the board and shall not be required to submit a petition.

  5.  No candidate for election as a school board director representing a subdistrict as provided in section 162.563 shall be required to file a declaration of candidacy as provided in this section as the sole method of filing for candidacy.


(L. 1963 p. 200 § 3-49, A.L. 1965 p. 283, A.L. 1967 p. 232, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1987 H.B. 463, A.L. 2015 H.B. 63, A.L. 2015 S.B. 104, A.L. 2022 S.B. 681 & 662)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.470)

---- end of effective  28 Aug 2022 ----

use this link to bookmark section  162.491

 - All versions
Effective End
162.491 8/28/2022
162.491 8/28/2015 8/28/2022

Click here for the Reorganization Act of 1974 - or - Concurrent Resolutions Having Force & Effect of Law
In accordance with Section 3.090, the language of statutory sections enacted during a legislative session are updated and available on this website on the effective date of such enacted statutory section. Revisor Home    

Other Information
 Recent Sections Editorials May Be Cited As Tables & Forms Multiple Enact
Repeal & Transfer Definitions End Report

Site changes Pictures Contact

Other Links
Legislative Research Oversight MOLIS
Library MO WebMasters
Missouri Senate
State of Missouri
Missouri House

@11:45:47.8 20 :(Δ