Lee's Summit R-7 School District
Staff

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Several avenues for the exchange of information, ideas and opinions are authorized by the R-7 Board of Education. These are designed to provide for full and open communication between the public and the Board.

The Board members make efforts to identify community opinions and to be responsive to community concerns. With the exception of closed sessions which are legally conducted within the parameters of the “Missouri Open Meetings Act”, all regular meetings, special meetings and workshops of the Board of Education shall be open to the public. Scheduled periods for public comment will be provided to permit the public to speak on matters addressed on the current agenda of the regular monthly meeting. Please view the R-7 Board of Education meeting schedule on this district webpage.

All Board of Education meetings will be presided over by the Board president with the primary purpose of conducting the business of the Board in a responsible and expeditious manner. The president has the authority to regulate and limit public participation.
 

Board meetings on YouTube

 

Regular monthly Board of Education meetings are available on the district’s YouTube channel.

 

Public participation guidelines

 
The following avenues of public participation operate within the framework of the Board of Education’s scheduled meetings.
 

Communicating in writing

 
Written correspondence may be directed to the Board, through the superintendent, for consideration at meetings. Statements of two pages or less are encouraged.
 

Speaking about a current agenda topic

 
The agenda for each regular meeting of the Board includes time for “Comments from the Public,” scheduled just before decision items. Comments must be limited to matters on the meeting’s agenda. Anyone wanting to address the Board on agenda topics must sign up before the meeting on the meeting sign-up sheet. A time limit will be established for all speakers who have signed up. Speakers will not be permitted to participate in gossip, make defamatory comments or use abusive or vulgar language. Agendas for the regular Board of Education meetings are available several days before the meeting date. The public can easily access the agenda by clicking on the BoardDocs link on this school district board of education meetings webpage.

For more information, feel free to call the Office of the Superintendent at (816) 986-1008.
 

Placing an item on the agenda

 
Patrons may request to have an item considered for placement on the agenda by submitting a request in writing to the superintendent. To be considered, the request must be received one week (five working days) before the scheduled meeting. For more information, feel free to call the Office of the Superintendent at (816) 986-1008.
 

Public hearings

 
The Board of Education may also schedule public hearings on matters of concern to the community, such as the annual budget.
 

Contacting a Board of Education member

 
Electronic communications to Board of Education members may be submitted on this web page.

Anti-Discrimination

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, P.L. 93-112, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the regulations thereunder, it is the policy of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District that no person shall, because of age, sex, race, disability, or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity of the District, including the employment of staff personnel. Written district policies concerning the rights and responsibilities of employees and students are available for inspection at the Stansberry Leadership Center (R-7 Administrative Offices), located at 301 NE Tudor. Inquiries by persons about their protection against discrimination under The Americans With Disabilities Act, Title IX, Title VI, or P.L. 93-112 and the Section 504 may be directed in writing or by telephone to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Lee’s Summit R-7 School District 301 NE Tudor Road Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (816) 986-1000