School Board Governance
On Jan. 10, 2017, the Saint Louis Public School District regained full accreditation! The appointed Special Administrative Board has been governing our district since 2007, but with full accreditation restored, the SAB established a special committee in late 2017 to explore our District's future governance structure.
Richard K. Gaines, a member of the Special Administrative Board, chaired the special committee. Three public meetings* were held for the committee and public to learn about three governance models. Feedback was taken during the meetings and over a two-week period following the conclusion of the meetings.
Public Meeting 1: Elected Board Governance
Monday, November 6th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Vashon High School
Public Meeting 2: Appointed Board Governance
Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Central VPA High School
Public Meeting 3: Hybrid Board Governance
Monday, November 13th, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Northwest Academy of Law High School
A comprehensive report was created by Vector Communications following the two-week comment period. It was released publicly by SLPS on January 17, 2018, and can be downloaded at this link.
At its Feb. 13, 2018 meeting, the SAB unanimously approved a motion to recommend to DESE to transfer governance back to the currently Elected Board of Education.
*All meetings were handicap accessible and had an interpreter for the hearing-impaired.