|Board member, Hazelwood School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||April 8, 2014|
|First elected||April 5, 2005|
|Bachelor's||Southeast Missouri State University|
|Master's||Southern Illinois University|
Charles Woods is a retired elementary school principal. Woods earned his Bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master's and specialist degrees from Southern Illinois University. Woods is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and has been recognized by the North Star District with the Polaris Award.
Charles Woods was opposed by incumbents Ann Gibbons and Brenda C. Youngblood and challengers Donna Harrell-Saddler and David J. Pilla for three at-large seats in the general election on April 8, 2014.
Ann Gibbons, Charles Woods and Brenda C. Youngblood defeated two challengers in the general election on April 8, 2014.
|Hazelwood School District Board of Education, At Large General Election, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Brenda Youngblood Incumbent||27.8%||3,869|
|Nonpartisan||Ann Gibbons Incumbent||22.7%||3,156|
|Nonpartisan||Charles Woods Incumbent||22%||3,064|
|Nonpartisan||David J. Pilla||13%||1,808|
|Source: St. Louis County Election Authority, "APRIL 8, 2014 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS," accessed April 9, 2014|
Woods did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Woods did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
Three seats on the school board were up for election on April 8, 2014. The election featured incumbents Brenda C. Youngblood, Charles Woods and Ann Gibbons facing two challengers.
Issues in the district
Guns on campus
Two students were arrested on January 22, 2014 after two handguns were found inside a parked car in the Hazelwood Central High School parking lot. A school administrators and two school resource officers were drawn to the location by a reported commotion. The school resource officers searched the vehicle and found two handguns underneath the drivers seat. Two former Hazelwood students fled the scene, while two current Hazelwood students were taken into custody for questioning and later arrested. Hazelwood school officials requested extra security officer be present during student arrival and dismissal.
About the district
- See also: Hazelwood School District, Missouri
St. Louis County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 40.6 percent of St. Louis County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.2 percent for Missouri as a whole. The median household income in St. Louis County was $58,910 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 10.9 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Hazelwood Schools.org, "Charles Woods," accessed February 19, 2014
- Missouri Ethics Commission, "Candidate Information," accessed February 13, 2014
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- KMOV.com, "Students arrested after guns found on Hazelwood school parking lot," accessed February 10, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "St. Louis County, Missouri," accessed February 3, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Missouri Election Results," accessed January 23, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Hazelwood School District Elections|
|Election date:||April 8, 2014|
|Candidates:||At-large: • Incumbent, Ann Gibbons • Donna Harrell-Saddler • David J. Pilla • Incumbent, Charles Woods • Incumbent, Brenda C. Youngblood|
|Important information:||What was at stake? • Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|