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When does the school board meet?

Board of Education meetings are scheduled on the fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Learning Center located at 10486 Highway 21.

If I have concerns or questions, how do I contact the board members?

The Board of Education Secretary is the liaison between the board and district patrons. You may contact the board secretary by phone at 636-789-0000 Ext. 6001 or via mail at #5 Ridgewood Drive Hillsboro, Missouri 63050

Can parents/patrons be involved with board policy making?

Yes, by speaking to the board members or participating on district committees related to policy or decision making.

What will the school board do if a particular school does not follow a school board policy?

The board will inform the superintendent if it discovers that a particular school is not following policy. The superintendent or appropriate designee(s) will follow up and work with the school building principal to ensure that board policy is followed.

What if I have an individual concern?

Most often individual concerns can best be handled if you begin at the source. If your concern relates to procedures in the classroom or building, begin with the teacher and/or principal. If you feel your concerns have not been addressed at the building level, you may reach out to the district office for assistance in contacting the appropriate administrator.

Finally, if these procedures do not resolve your concern or question, you may address the Board of Education in the Public Participation portion of its monthly board meeting.

How do I place an item on the Agenda?

The Hillsboro R-3 Board of Education meets on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Learning Center. The public is welcome at all Board meetings. If you have something you would like to place before the Board, you must follow the Board approved policy to be placed on the agenda.

Board Policy BDDH is: Submit a written request. Deliver all documentation needed along with nine (9) copies, one for each member plus the superintendent and secretary, no later than five (5) business days (deliver copies to superintendent or board secretary) preceding the meeting during which you wish to address the Board. The R-3 Board of Education begins its open session meetings at exactly 7:00 p.m.

Robert's rules of parliamentary procedure are strictly followed.

Emergency Procedure: Contact the Superintendent as soon as possible. The Superintendent will decide if your request to meet with the Board is an actual emergency and act accordingly.

How do I address the Board of Education?

The Board of Education works for the patrons of the district; therefore, at every board meeting time is set aside for public comments. After signing in prior to the Board of Education meeting, anyone may address the board during this time. Speaking time of each person addressing the board is limited to five minutes. The Board would ask that groups of three or more select a spokesperson for their group.

At the appropriate time in the meeting the Board President will recognize those persons interested in speaking to the board. When you are recognized, please step in front of the Board of Education, state your name, and indicate the issue you want to address.

Will the Board of Education address my concerns?

Because issues and concerns require review and deliberation by the board if good decisions are to be made, no immediate answers to public participation comments are made by board members. The board will listen to comments/concerns, take note of the issue, and instruct school administration to make contact with the concerned patron to seek a satisfactory solution. Although the administration is required to report back to the board, the report is not necessarily presented at a public meeting. Board members will not hear personnel issues during public participation.