Board of Education

Board of Education 2020-21
Board of Education
Front row, from left, are Scott Byrne and Susan Thatcher. Middle row, from left, are Kevin Blackburn, Jason Oesterly are Matt Wilson. Back row, from left, are John Freitag and Dan Leslie.

About Your Board of Education


As elected representatives of the citizens of the School District of Washington, the seven-member Board of Education serves as the governing body for the community's public school system. The school board sets district policies, selects the superintendent of schools, adopts the annual budget and determines the tax rate.

An annual school board election is held in April. Board members serve three-year overlapping terms with two or three members elected each year. School board members, who receive no salary, are committed and concerned citizens who devote countless hours working on behalf of children and the educational interests of School District of Washington residents.

Board Meetings


The School District of Washington Board of Education generally meets on designated Wednesday evenings during the school year and the summer. Meetings are held at the Technology and Learning Center, 4245 Highway 47, Washington, MO, at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Board meetings are open to the public. Executive session meetings, which are closed to the public in accordance with Missouri Sunshine Law, are scheduled as required and held only for certain student, personnel, property and legal matters.

Addressing the Board



Public Comments - Guidelines for a request to address the Board regarding an item(s) on the meeting agenda:

*The Board provides a time period (maximum 30 minutes) near the beginning of the meeting where any citizen may address the Board regarding those items that are on the meeting agenda.

*The Board welcomes public comments from its community and each speaker will be allotted up to two minutes.

*The Board does not directly respond to a speaker during public comments. Directors or Administrators may respond to speakers during this comment period at their discretion.

*All inquiries will be answered in due course, either verbally or in writing.


Citizen Comments - Guidelines for a request to address the Board that IS NOT regarding an item(s) on the meeting agenda:

*The Board provides a time period (maximum 30 minutes) near the end of the meeting in which any visitor may address the Board.

*The Board welcomes citizen comments from its community and each speaker will be allotted up to two minutes.

*The Board does not directly respond to a speaker during citizen comments. Directors or Administrators WILL NOT respond to speakers during this comment period.

*All inquiries will be answered in due course, either verbally or in writing.