Attending board meetings throughout the year
In a typical year, board members attend about 30 meetings. This includes regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, special meetings on specific issues and topics, and hearings.
Each Friday, board members receive an electronic packet of materials from the Superintendent's Office for review. This packet includes information on district activities, personnel issues, educational trends and more.
Reviewing materials in advance of meetings
Prior to board meetings, each member reviews detailed information and reports that will be presented at the meeting. It is imperative that this material is reviewed prior to the meeting, so members can raise questions and concerns, voice opinions, and be prepared to vote on all issues presented. All meeting materials are available on the Lindbergh BoardDocs website.
Participating in district and school activities
Because they represent the Lindbergh community, it is important for board members to be present at many school functions during the year. Some activities are held at night, while others take place during the school day or on weekends. Individual school events include meet the teacher nights, music and drama performances, high school graduation, awards nights and special ceremonies. Districtwide activities include sporting events, Green and Gold nights, Parent Leadership meetings, Spirit Festival, meetings with elected officials and former board members, and Opening Day and end of the year staff celebrations.
Participating in extra activities
Board members serve on a variety of committees within the district and represent the board on outside committees for a number of organizations. These include bond issue and tax levy committees, as well as committees formed to study specific issues within the district. Board members also represent the district on committees for the Special School District, Missouri School Boards' Association, Tax Increment Finance, and more.
Keeping in touch with constituents
Board members must be available to receive phone calls, and respond to letters and emails from members of the community.