Board of Education

Regular Meetings
Due to the levels of community spread of the COVID-19 virus, the format for regular meetings of the Board of Education has been revised. In the interest of health and safety for all and until further notice, all meetings will be held in-person with a livestream for public viewing. Meetings begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise specified. The date, time and instructions for how members of the public may attend the meeting virtually will be posted.

Affton School District will be adhering to the St. Louis County mandate of limiting group sizes, maintaining social distancing, and requiring all those in attendance to wear a face covering. Due to this order, seating capacity will be limited during each meeting. 

Minutes and Agendas

Agendas are available online Monday prior to the meeting date and at the meeting. Regular board minutes may be viewed online. 

Guidelines for Citizen Statements
In order to submit a comment to the Board of Education, please complete this form, including your written statement, no later than one hour before the scheduled board meeting time. Since most meetings begin at 7 p.m., statements must be submitted by 6 p.m. 

All statements received by the designated time will be read aloud by the board president so the statements will be recorded for public review. 

Due to time constraints and the need to complete the primary responsibilities of the meeting agenda, the Board cannot respond to citizen statements during the meeting. Citizens who participate in public comment receive a response in writing from the board president after the meeting.  

Affton Board members are always available to have an open dialogue with citizens at other times and can be reached by email using the contact information provided on the Affton School District website.

  • The public comment session is not the appropriate forum for addressing individually identifiable student and/or personnel matters. Therefore, due to privacy laws protecting students and employees, comments about these matters should not include personally identifiable information about particular students or employees. 
  • Members of the public, staff, and students are encouraged to utilize established policies and procedures for offering suggestions or addressing concerns and complaints prior to bringing the issue before the board. 
  • Please be mindful that the meetings of the board, including your statements submitted online, will be broadcast, and you are responsible for any public comments you make. 
  • If you prefer that your statement not be read aloud, you can also provide a written statement via an email to board members.
  • Statements will be expected to maintain civility, and the Board President reserves the right to refuse to read all or portions of the submitted statement if it uses foul or inappropriate language.

Affton School District Board of Education
The Affton School District Board of Education is a group of seven members who are publicly elected to serve as the educational advocate of our community. School board members are volunteers that receive no compensation for serving on the Board.

The Role of the Board

The key roles and responsibilities of the Board are to:

  • Hire, retain and support the Superintendent
  • Monitor administrative responsibilities
  • Set and maintain policies
  • Represent the community in school affairs
  • Work to continuously improve as a Board
  • Monitor district progress on established goals and objectives

All Board actions are governed by state and federal laws and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidelines.

Eligibility to Serve on the Board
To be eligible for election, a local school board candidate must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident taxpayer of the Affton School District
  • A resident of Missouri for one year preceding election or appointment
  • At least 24 years of age

District voters elect two members to a three-year term, and every third year, three members are elected. School board elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April.

Decision Making
A board of education is a governmental body, so it can take action only by a majority vote(a minimum of 4 members) 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.

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