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  *162.481.  Elections in urban school districts, held when — elections in Springfield, post-2000 census urban school districts, St. Charles County, and Buchanan County. — 1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section and in section 162.492, all elections of school directors in urban school districts shall be held biennially at the same times and places as municipal elections.

  2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3, 4, and 5 of this section, hereafter when a seven-director district becomes an urban school district, the directors of the prior seven-director district shall continue as directors of the urban school district until the expiration of the terms for which they were elected and until their successors are elected as provided in this subsection.  The first biennial school election for directors shall be held in the urban school district at the time provided in subsection 1 which is on the date of or subsequent to the expiration of the terms of the directors of the prior district which are first to expire, and directors shall be elected to succeed the directors of the prior district whose terms have expired.  If the terms of two directors only have expired, the directors elected at the first biennial school election in the urban school district shall be elected for terms of six years.  If the terms of four directors have expired, two directors shall be elected for terms of six years and two shall be elected for terms of four years.  At the next succeeding biennial election held in the urban school district, successors for the remaining directors of the prior seven-director district shall be elected.  If only two directors are to be elected they shall be elected for terms of six years each.  If four directors are to be elected, two shall be elected for terms of six years and two shall be elected for terms of two years.  After seven directors of the urban school district have been elected under this subsection, their successors shall be elected for terms of six years.

  3.  In any school district in which a majority of the district is located in any home rule city with more than one hundred fifty-five thousand but fewer than two hundred thousand inhabitants, elections shall be held annually at the same times and places as general municipal elections for all years where one or more terms expire, and the terms shall be for three years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified for all directors elected on and after August 28, 1998.

  4.  For any school district which becomes an urban school district by reason of the 2000 federal decennial census, elections shall be held annually at the same times and places as general municipal elections for all years where one or more terms expire, and the terms shall be for three years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified for all directors elected on and after August 28, 2001.

  5.  In any school district in any county with a charter form of government and with more than three hundred thousand but fewer than four hundred fifty thousand inhabitants which becomes an urban school district by reason of the 2010 federal decennial census, elections shall be held annually at the same times and places as general municipal elections for all years where one or more terms expire, and the terms shall be for three years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified for all directors elected on and after April 2, 2012.

  6.  In any urban school district 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, elections shall be held annually at the same times and places as general municipal elections for all years where one or more terms expire, and upon  expiration of any term after August 28, 2015, the term of office shall be for three years and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

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(L. 1963 p. 200 § 3-47 and p. 343 § 1, A.L. 1969 p. 265, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1272, A.L. 2001 H.B. 660, A.L. 2012 S.B. 450, A.L. 2015 H.B. 63 merged with S.B. 104)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.383)

*Effective 4-08-15 (H.B. 63); 8-28-15 (S.B. 104).  H.B. 63 was vetoed 4-03-15.  The veto was overridden on 4-08-15.


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