• St. Joseph School District Board of Education
    Board members volunteer their time, submit themselves to public scrutiny, and make tough decisions that affect the lives of nearly 11,000 students and 1,500 staff members. Pursuant to Missouri Statute 162.481.6 and 162.491.4, current Board members will continue to serve the remainder of their terms until those terms expire. Every year in which terms expire, those elected to fill those terms will serve for three years.
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    The members of the St. Joseph School Board will:

    Prepare for Board Meetings: thoroughly review all materials provided in preparation for all board meetings.
    Listen to Understand: use eye contact, do not interrupt the speaker, avoid side-bar conversations and avoid the use of personal technology (e.g. social media, texting, email).
    Engage in Purposeful Discussion: stay on topic, clearly and concisely share ideas and avoid repeating comments already made by other board members.
    Collaborate Respectfully: consider all opinions; collaboratively engage to reach decisions as a whole board; and believe that all are working for the best interests of SJSD students, staff and community.
    Make Evidence Based Decisions: use representative and reliable data to make decisions forward in attaining its vision, mission and priorities.
    Demonstrate Professional and Ethical Governance: use discussion and voting to communicate individual viewpoints and demonstrate acceptance of Board decisions through words and actions.