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:
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||Work Sessions|
|August 17||September 16|
|September 21||November 11|
|October 19||January 13|
|November 16||March 10|
|January 18, 2022|
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.