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  162.581.  Qualifications of board members — oath — exemption from service as election officers. — 1.  The members of the board of education shall be elected from the city, as provided in section 162.601, on a general ticket, and shall be at least twenty-four years of age, citizens and residents of the city, and shall have been residents and citizens for at least three years immediately preceding their election.  They shall not hold any office, except that of notary public, in the city or state, nor be interested in any contract with or claim against the board, either directly or indirectly.  If at any time after the election of any member of the board he becomes interested in any contract with or claim against the board, either directly or indirectly, or as agent or employee of any individual, firm or corporation, which is so interested, he shall thereupon be disqualified to continue as a member of the board, and shall continue to be so disqualified during the remainder of the term for which he was elected.

  2.  Every member of the board, before assuming the duties of his office, shall take oath before a circuit or associate circuit judge of the city, which oath shall be kept of record in the office of the board, that he possesses all the qualifications required by this section, and that he will not, while serving as a member of the board, become interested in any contract with or claim against the board, directly or indirectly, or as agent or employee of any individual, firm or corporation which is so interested, and that he will not be influenced, during his term of office, by any consideration except that of merit and fitness in the appointment of officers and the engagement of employees.

  3.  No compensation shall be paid to the members of the board, but they are exempt from service as election officers during the term of office.

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(L. 1963 p. 200 § 3-58, A.L. 1976 S.B. 821, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634, A.L. 1989 S.B. 127, et al., A.L. 1998 S.B. 781)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 165.567)


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