Board of Education Election

Results of Mehlville Board of Education election
Posted on 04/05/2023
Jeff WolmanDuring the April 4 Board of Education election, Jeff Wolman was re-elected to a three-year term. Wolman will be sworn in at the April 13 meeting of the Mehlville Board of Education. This will be Wolman’s second term on the Board.

Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto were on the ballot. However, votes for them were not counted. Mehlville School District was notified on Monday, April 3, by St. Louis County Board of Elections that Hassler and Pretto were disqualified from the Mehlville Board of Education election. The sole reason for the disqualification is because their financial disclosure statements were filed late with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Their financial disclosure statements as sitting Board members have been timely filed and are in good standing.

Because votes for Hassler and Pretto weren't counted, the Board of Education will have two vacancies effective April 13, 2023. The board will follow its Policy BBE-1 to appoint two directors to fill those vacancies. More information about these vacancies will be shared following Board action, likely later this month.

Hassler, Pretto and Wolman were running uncontested. Typically, there is no election when the number of candidates who file is the same as the number of positions to be filled. However, under the provisions of Missouri Statute Section 115.124, the Board of Education election appeared on the ballot because Prop E was also on the ballot.
The Mehlville School District strictly prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, students or others on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity and other characteristics protected by law. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: contact Adam Smith at 314-467-5006 or [email protected].