Patrons of the district are encouraged to express ideas, concerns and comments about school
programs through written correspondence, service on citizen advisory committees and responses
to surveys authorized by the Board, in accordance with Board policies and procedures for
receiving public complaints and public participation at Board meetings, and as otherwise
authorized or required for district participation in state and federal programs.
The Board is mindful that it is accountable to the patrons of the district and shall give substantial
weight to the advice it receives from individuals and community groups interested in the district's
schools. The district is also mindful that it must take into account its responsibility for the welfare
of the entire district in arriving at decisions.
The Board recognizes that many residents of the district may be specially qualified to assist and
advise the district because of their training, experience or personal characteristics, and the Board
encourages them to take an active part in school affairs.
The Board also recognizes that community involvement is not only important at the district level
but is often most effective at the school level. Each school in the district will advise patrons about
any avenues for providing input unique to that school and will encourage them to take advantage
of those opportunities.
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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.
Cross Refs: AD, School District Mission
BCE, Board Committees/Advisory Committees to the Board
BDDH, Public Participation at Board Meetings
BF, School Board Policy Process
St. Charles R-VI School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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