New Fort Zumwalt School Board Members Sworn In

New School Board Members
Louie Gilbert, center, and Craig Moore, right, were sworn into the Fort Zumwalt School District Board of Education by Board Secretary Tammy Breen in December. Photo credit FZSD

Louie Gilbert and Craig Moore were sworn into the Fort Zumwalt School District Board of Education by Board Secretary Tammy Breen in December.

Gilbert and Moore were appointed to fill the posts of Brent Meyers, who resigned in October and Barbara Benson, who resigned in November. Each has moved from the district, making them ineligible to serve.

The Board of Education took applications and conducted interviews before nominating and appointing Gilbert and Moore, who will serve until voters choose new Board members with the April 4 election. In Fort Zumwalt, there are three, three-year positions up for election. Voters also will select one board member to serve the remaining one year of Benson’s previously elected term (2015-2018).

Board of Education members in Missouri serve three-year terms. They are volunteers who are elected at large, meaning they have no party affiliation or region of the district to serve. Filings for the April election close at 5 p.m. on January 17.