Overview

  • Board or EducationThe Rockwood Board of Education is a group of seven members who are elected to serve as the educational advocate of our community's youth.  The key roles and responsibilities of the Board are to:

    • Hire and evaluate the superintendent and delegate all administrative responsibilities. 
    • Approve the school district's budget.
    • Establish goals and evaluate outcomes.
    • Adopt and evaluate policies.
    • Connect with the community.
    • Assure school district performance.

Making Board Decisions

  • A board of education is a governmental body, so it can take action only by a majority vote at a legally called public meeting.

    The individual board member's major responsibility is to study, evaluate, and, after due consideration, vote in the best interest of all students at such a meeting.

Who is Eligible?

  • To be eligible for election, a local school board candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer of the district, a resident of the state for one year preceding election of appointment and at least 24 years of age.

    Note:  Candidates for school boards in the city of St. Louis are subject to special provisions.