Pattonville Board of Education
Board of Education Members
Board Areas of Emphasis 2015-2016
The Pattonville School District Board of Education is committed to providing exemplary educational opportunities for ALL children. In order to accomplish this goal, quality professional development must be provided for all staff (new and experienced). Partnerships with parents, business leaders and district patrons must continue to be actively developed in order to engage the entire community as the district strives for educational excellence. In addition to the above, the board has adopted the following Areas of Emphasis for the 2015-2016 school year:
- Adopted June 23, 2015
Board of Education Meetings 2015-2016
Regular meetings of the Board of Education are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Board Room (Room 201) of the Pattonville School District Learning Center (11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074) beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, the Board may hold special meetings and/or work sessions as needed. Board meetings for the 2015-2016 school year are:
July 28, 2015
August 11, 2015
August 25, 2015
September 8, 2015
September 29, 2015 (fifth Tuesday)
October 13, 2015
October 27, 2015
November 10, 2015
November 24, 2015
December 8, 2015
January 12, 2016
January 26, 2016
February 8, 2016 (Monday)
February 23, 2016
March 8, 2016
April 12, 2016
April 26, 2016
May 10, 2016
May 24, 2016
June 14, 2016
June 28, 2016
For the months of July, March and December there is only one (1) regularly scheduled board meeting.
July – the fourth Tuesday
March and December – the second Tuesday
There will be special Board meetings on:
Tax Rate Hearing - Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.
(Just prior to regular meeting)
Budget - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 6:15 p.m.
(Just prior to regular meeting)
Future Planning Purposes/Board Meetings:
July 26, 2016
August 9, 2016
The Role of the School Board
Pattonville’s Board of Education is a seven-director representative body elected by the registered voters of the Pattonville School District. They each serve a term of three years to provide for and oversee the operation of Pattonville’s schools. School board members are non-paid elected officials. Pattonville’s board members do this out of a sense of caring and community and a sincere desire to fulfill Pattonville’s vision of achievement for all children.
New board members are required by state law to receive 16 hours of training within their first year of service. Training covers topics related to student achievement, school law, school finance, board policy, board relations, board operations, goal setting and advocacy.
Being a board member requires a great deal of time commitment. On average, Pattonville board members attend:
Board members are elected to oversee the operations of the public school district, as mandated by state law. The primary roles of a school board are to set goals for the district, formulate and adopt policy, select a superintendent to implement policy, evaluate the results, and be a good steward of the community’s resources. The superintendent is responsible for the daily operations of the district. In Pattonville, board members make decisions centered on the district’s mission,“That ALL Will Learn.”
The Board’s general responsibilities include:
The Board carries out its functions openly while seeking the involvement and contributions of the public, students and staff in its decision-making process.
Qualifications for Election to the Board of Education
Elections to the Board of Education are held the first Tuesday in the month of April each year. A candidate must be
Orientation for New Board Members
Once elected, Pattonville’s new school board members attend an orientation session with the board president and superintendent. This is an informal session in which many topics are covered. Some of the topics included are: Responsibilities, ethics, board policy, board and superintendent relationships, board communications and community involvement, time commitments, and the structure and responsibilities of the district’s administrative teams.
For More Information
Download a copy of the Missouri School Board Association’s “Candidate’s Guide to Running for the School Board.”