BOE 3-26-22

The board of education is a volunteer representative body elected by the registered voters of the local public school district. Become a school board member if you are:

Passionate about supporting public education

Motivated by the best interests of all children in your community

Committed to listen and collaborate with other leaders

Trusting in the democratic process

The school board governs the school district and provides leadership and advocacy for public education. School boards are charged with making decisions in the best interest of the entire district.


A school board member in Missouri must be:

A U.S. citizen

A resident taxpayer of a district or voters of the district in urban districts

A resident of Missouri and the district for at least one year

At least 24 years old

Candidates must also:

Be current on state and local taxes

Have not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under Missouri or federal law

Have not registered or required to register as a sex offender

Have filed required campaign documents for all previous campaigns, if any

Time Commitment

Monett R-1 School Board Members serve three-year terms.

Board members are expected to be present and actively participate in school board meetings. The Monett R-1 Board of Education meets once a month and will occasionally conduct a special meeting (i.e. work sessions such as budget). The 2023 /24 schedule is below.

If elected, board members must complete 18.5 hours of orientation and training within one year of the date of the election or appointment. Board members must complete at least one hour of refresher training each year thereafter.

Board Meeting Schedule

The Board of Education meets every third Thursday of each calendar month. Occasionally, regular monthly meetings are scheduled on other dates. Meetings are all held in the Board Administrative Meeting Room located at the District Office (900 E. Scott St.) and always begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Remaining Board Meetings for 2024/2025 school year:

  • June 11, 2024 (Special Board Meeting)

  • June 27, 2024 (Regular Monthly Meeting)**Note change on date

  • July 23, 2024

  • August 15, 2024

  • September 19, 2024

  • October 25, 2024

  • November 21, 2024

  • December 19, 2024

  • January 16, 2025

  • February 20, 2025

  • March 17, 2025 (tentative) 

  • April 15, 2025 (tentative) Tuesday due to election

  • May 22, 2025

  • June 19, 2025