The Constitution of Missouri places the responsibility of establishing and maintaining public
schools with the Missouri General Assembly. Furthermore, the Constitution provides for a State
Board of Education which has general supervision of the public schools. Legislation further
provides that local public schools under the general supervision of the State Board of Education
shall be governed and controlled by locally elected Boards of Education.
However, by custom and tradition, local school boards have responsibilities to the local citizenry
they serve and, by ethics, to the professional personnel they employ. Recognizing this three-dimensional concept of source of authority and responsibility, the Board of Education is the
policy-making body for the district and serves within the framework provided by law, the will of
the local citizenry, and the ethics of the professional personnel employed by the Board.
The wisdom and foresight of the members of the Board and the effectiveness and efficiency with
which the Board as a corporate body discharges its duties and obligations will determine to a large
extent the educational level of the citizens of the City of St. Charles.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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