The 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:
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.
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.
The Rockwood School District wants to hear and address concerns from patrons. Our communication protocol for addressing concerns is as follows:
If your concern has not been resolved at those levels, citizens are invited to send a written request to the Board secretary to be filed with the Board of Education. Patrons may also call or email Board of Education members or share a patron comment at a Board meeting.
All regular meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public.
The Rockwood School District has policies and regulations approved by the Board of Education. Rockwood’s procedures and consequences, as well as an approved behavioral code for students, are the guidelines that allow for fairness and consistency as we serve our students and families. These Rockwood policies and regulations can be found on the Board policy/regulation website.
All students enrolled in the Rockwood School District receive a student handbook that includes this information. It is distributed at the beginning of each school year and is to be shared with parents and guardians.
How the Board Communicates with Our Patrons
Board Focus provides updates on Board of Education discussions, actions and Policy/Regulation changes or revisions. Updated after general Board meetings, Board Focus is a way for the Board to share information with the community on key issues facing the Rockwood school community.
BoardDocs is an governance tool used by the Rockwood School District. Minutes of Board of Education meetings and agendas of future Board of Education meetings can be found there.