Updated Locations for Board of Education Meetings and Work Sessions
Due to construction throughout the Kirkwood School District thanks to Prop R, Board of Education meeting and work session locations are being updated. These changes are designed to ensure ease of access for members of the public who wish to attend in person. Please check kirkwoodschools.org/boe prior to the meetings as locations may continue to change.
Kirkwood School District Requests Community Feedback on Draft Policies Under Review
The Kirkwood School District is gathering public comment on two draft policies under review by the Board of Education that address public participation at board meetings and community engagement. Members of the public can submit feedback on the policies until June 16 by visiting kirkwoodschools.org/policies.
Board Reorganization on April 17During the regularly scheduled Kirkwood School District Board of Education meeting this evening, the oath of office was administered to newly elected board members Ben Caffey, Jennifer Pangborn and Nikole Shurn. Additionally, the BOE held their annual reorganization vote to elect the officers of the Kirkwood School District Board of Education.
The Board of Education
The Kirkwood Board of Education is a representative body elected by the registered voters of the Kirkwood R-VII School District of St. Louis County. It is the purpose and the role of the Board of Education to exercise general supervision over the schools of the district, and to ensure that the schools are maintained as provided by the state statutes, the rules and regulations of the Missouri State Board of Education and/or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the policies, rules and regulations of the school district. In addition, the Board is accountable to the electorate, and shall be responsive to the educational needs and the imposed financial constraints of the district.
The Board of Education shall oversee all aspects of the operations of the district within the limits of the law. However, the Board will make its members, the district certified and support staff, and the district patrons aware that the Board has authority to take official action only when it is acting as a whole. The Board shall be the final authority. No section of the policies, rules and regulations may be construed to limit the statutory powers of the Board to exercise its own prudent judgment.
In conducting its various functions as the legislative and policy-making authority for the district, the Board recognizes the following general responsibilities as paramount:
Legislative and Policy Making
Provision of Financial Resources
Staffing and Appraisal
Educational Planning and Evaluation
2022-2023 Board Meeting Dates
Locations: Please visit the kirkwoodschools.org/calendar to reference future meeting locations.
- July 25
- August 8
- August 22
- September 12
- September 19 - Tax Rate Hearing
- September 26
- October 10
- October 24
- November 7
- November 21
- December 5
- December 19
- January 9
- January 23
- February 6
- February 27
- March 6
- March 27
- April 3
- April 17
- May 1
- May 15
- June 5 Work Session - 5:00 p.m.
Future (agendas will be linked 48 hours prior to the meeting):
- June 26