Filing for two open seats on the Washington School Board in the April election will close Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m.

Candidates must file at  the district’s administration office at 220 Locust St. in Washington.

To date, two candidates, both newcomers, have filed — Jason Oesterly, 379 Carve Lane, and Matt Wilson, 2202 Martina Drive, both of Washington. Both men have children in the district.

The terms of Dan Contarini and Trish Mitchell, both of Washington, will expire this spring.

Contarini announced at the December school board meeting he would not seek another term. Mitchell has not yet announced if she plans to run again.

Candidates must be 24 years of age, a U.S. citizen and resident taxpayer of the district. Candidates must have resided in Missouri for one year preceding their election.

Additionally, candidates may not be delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real property taxes on stated residence.

Candidates cannot be a registered sex offender; found guilty or pleaded guilty to a felony under Missouri law; or have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony under federal laws.

Candidates also must have filed all required campaign disclosure reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission, when applicable, for all previous elections in which they were candidates.

School board members serve three-year overlapping terms with two or three members elected each year. An annual election is held every April.