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.

Regular Sessions
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15

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
John Edenburn
Lori Redwine
David Adamczyk
Ryan Vescovi
Deenia Hocker
Travis Ross
Todd Wilson