Board of Education
What are some of the powers and duties of a local school board?
Under state law, a board of education has ultimate responsibility for school district operations. Each board has general powers to:
- Educate students.
- Employ a superintendent, administrators, teachers, and support staff.
- Provide for the safety and welfare of students.
- Acquire and dispose of school property.
- Determine matters relating to school employees and contractors.
- Control the expenditure and receipt of school funds.
- Levy local taxes to run the school.
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the Board Room in the District Central Office at 318 Cedar Street, Pleasant Hill, MO.
- December 15
- January 19
- February 16
- March 16
- April 20
- May 18
- June 15
- January 14
- March 11
How are members of the Board of Education selected?
In most school districts in Missouri, voters elect board members on a nonpartisan ballot. The election is held on the first Tuesday in April. Nearly all school boards in Missouri have seven members who serve three-year terms.
Who is eligible to serve as a school board member?
In order to serve on a school board in Missouri a person must be a citizen of the United States; a resident taxpayer of the district; a resident of the state for one year preceding election or appointment; and be at least 24 years old. Board members come from all walks of life and serve as unpaid volunteers.
Board of Education Members