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, Missouri
Springfield Public Schools is located in Greene County, Missouri. The county seat of Greene County is Springfield. The city's population was 159,498 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Springfield aligns with the rest of Missouri in terms of higher education attainment, but underperforms in terms of median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 25.8% of Springfield residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees, the same rate as the rest of Missouri. Springfield had a median income of $33,379 in 2010 compared to $47,333 for Missouri. The poverty rate for Springfield was 24.0% in 2010 compared to a 10.5% rate for the rest of the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Springfield (%) Missouri (%)
White 88.7 82.8
Black or African American 4.1 11.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 0.5
Asian 1.9 1.6
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 3.2 2.1
Hispanic or Latino 3.7 3.5

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.[3]

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.[4]



The district canceled this election since they had only two candidates that were able to get enough signatures for the ballot. Incumbent Denise Frederick and architect Tim Rosenbury were sworn in on April 15, 2014.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Springfield Public Schools election in 2014:[4]

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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