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.
The following avenues of public participation operate within the framework of the Board of Education’s scheduled meetings.
Written correspondence may be directed to the Board, through the superintendent, for consideration at meetings. Statements of two pages or less are encouraged.
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.
For more information about board policy on public comments, please click here to view Policy BDDH.
The Board of Education may also schedule public hearings on matters of concern to the community, such as the annual budget.
Electronic communications to Board of Education members may be submitted on this web page.