As elected representatives of the citizens of the Charleston R-I School District, the seven-member Board of Education serves as the governing body for the community’s public school system. The school board sets district policies, selects the superintendent of schools, adopts the annual budget, and determines the tax rate.
An annual school board election is held in April. Board members serve three-year overlapping terms with two or three members elected each year. School board members receive no salary and are committed and concerned citizens who devote countless hours working on behalf of the children and the educational interests of Charleston R-I residents.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend regular meetings and board workshops. Executive session meetings, which are closed to the public in accordance with Missouri Sunshine Law, are scheduled as required to deal with student, personnel, property, and legal matters.
Date: Second Thursday of each month
Location: Board of Education Meeting Room, Charleston R-I Central Office, 311 E. Tom Brown Street, Charleston, Missouri
The Charleston R-I School District will strive to achieve excellence in education by focusing on:
- Meeting student needs in achieving educational success.
- Establishing programs that enable students to apply technology competently.
- Meeting student needs in the communication of ideas and feelings.
- Enhancing individual personal responsibility.
- Involving parents and community in the education of students.
- Fostering a safe environment for students and teachers that will be conductive to a proper atmosphere for learning.
In alphabetical order by last name: Sherry Austin, Evin Burke, Hamil Corse (President), Earl Farmer, David Harris, Alana Mills, and Portia Zellars (Vice President).
Secretary, Board of Education
Treasurer, Board of Education
Charleston R-I Policies
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