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 

  • Executive

  • Appraisal

  • Provision of Financial Resources

  • Staffing and Appraisal

  • Public Relations

  • Educational Planning and Evaluation

  • Judicial