Pattonville to host Pre-Candidate Forum on Nov. 20

Pattonville will host a Pre-Candidate Forum for those interested in running for a seat on the district’s board of education. The forum is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. The forum will be held in person in the Pattonville Learning Center board room and pre-registration is required. Those interested in attending should RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (314) 213-8001 by 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. 

Participants will learn about topics related to serving on a board of education, including what a school board does, characteristics of an effective school board, board relationships and governance, expectations of board members, strategic planning, history of Pattonville ballot issues and school board, time commitments and state-required training.

Filing for positions on the Pattonville Board of Education begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, and ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Persons interested in running for a position on the school board may file at the Pattonville Learning Center, 11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, Missouri. Candidates will be placed on the ballot in order of filing. Two positions are available on the April 2, 2024, election ballot, each with a three-year term. Board members whose terms are expiring are Jeanne Schottmueller and Brandon Wilkes. 

Candidates may file during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Dec. 26, filing will be open from 2 p.m. until filing closes at 5 p.m. Hours are subject to change. Except for the first and last day of filing, filing will not occur on days that the school district’s central offices are closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseeable reasons. The district may not open on the first and/or last day of filing if weather conditions make it unsafe for school staff to travel. Filing will also not occur on the following dates when the district’s superintendent’s office will be closed: Dec. 25.

For more information or to confirm if offices are open for filing, contact the secretary to the board at (314) 213-8001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on qualifications and training requirements, go online at