Springfield Public Schools elections (2014)

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2014 Springfield Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
April 8, 2014
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Springfield Public Schools
Greene County, Missouri ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Missouri
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Two seats on the Springfield Public Schools school board were scheduled to be up for general election on April 8, 2014. The district canceled the election since incumbent Denise Frederick and architect Tim Rosenbury were the only candidates with enough signatures to get on the ballot.[1]

About the district

See also: Springfield Public Schools, Missouri
Springfield Public Schools is located in Greene County, Mo.
Springfield Public Schools is located in south-west Missouri in Greene County. The county seat of Greene County is Springfield. Greene County is home to 283,870 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2] In the 2011-2012 school year, Springfield Public Schools was the largest school district in Missouri and served 25,175 students.[3]


Greene County outperformed the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 28.3 percent of Greene 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 Greene County was $40,337 compared to $47,380 for the state of Missouri. The poverty rate in Greene County was 18.7 percent compared to 15.5 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Greene County (%) Missouri (%)
White 91.5 83.7
Black or African American 3.2 11.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.5
Asian 1.8 1.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.6 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 3.3 3.9

Presidential Voting Pattern, Greene County[4]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 46,219 76,900
2008 56,181 77,683
2004 46,657 77,885
2000 41,091 59,178

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[5][6]

Method of board member selection

The Springfield school board consists of seven members elected at-large to three-year terms. The election, scheduled to be held on April 8, 2014, was canceled because only two candidates got enough signatures to be on the ballot. Three seats will be up for election in April 2015.

Candidates began to file affidavits of candidacy on December 17, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the general election was January 21, 2014 and the deadline for candidate certification was January 28, 2014.[7]





Election results

Incumbent Denise Frederick and newcomer Tim Rosenbury ran unopposed and won the election by default.[8]

Past elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Springfield Public Schools election in 2014:[7]

Deadline Event
December 17, 2013 First day for candidate filing
December 24, 2013 First day for candidate filing (Kansas City)
January 21, 2014 Last day for candidate filing
January 28, 2014 Final certification date
March 12, 2014 Last day to register to vote
April 8, 2014 Election day

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