Board of Education Meetings:
Typically, regular meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public and are held on the second Thursday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Benton Administrative Center, 400 N. 6th St., St. Charles, Mo., 63301.
The regular Board of Education Meetings can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
Special meetings are called by the Board President and posted at the administration center and schools.
All Board of Education meetings are open to the public except those portions that are designated "closed session" in accordance with 610.021 RSMo. Notice of such meetings, including the proposed agenda times, is provided to media representatives and building principals prior to the meeting. Patrons may obtain a copy of the agenda of the Friday before any regularly scheduled meeting at the district's administration office.
Public Participation at Board Meetings
All regular and special meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. Since the Board desires to be good listeners and responsive to the community, persons desiring to address the Board may do so during the time so allotted on the agenda and according to established procedures.
During the audience portion of each Board meeting, patrons are invited by the president to speak for or against any proposal on the tentative agenda or on any other school concern. The individual is asked to identify his or herself, limit comments to a few minutes and avoid discussing personalities. The president reserves the right to limit the number of presentation and/or length of comments. At the discretion of the president, patrons may be recognized at other times during the Board meeting.
Board Policy File: BDDH
The Board is very interested in audience comments. According to Board policy, members cannot respond during the actual meeting. The Board will listen to and research all audience comments. If necessary, additional follow-up will occur through district administrators.