About the Board

  • Fort Osage is governed by a seven-member Board of Education. Operating within the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, the Board is charged with the responsibility of providing the finest educational program possible for the students in the district. Board of Education members make all final decisions regarding school district priorities, policies, personnel, expenditures, and growth management. The Board adopts a budget annually which is necessary to maintain and operate the schools, levy taxes to support the budget, and submit bond issues to the citizens of the district to finance construction projects.

    Board of Education Members

    President: Mr. Floyd Hawkins, 2021-2024
    Vice-President: Mrs. Sharon Dankenbring, 2022-2025
    Member: Mr. Tim Brown, 2022-2025
    Member: Mr. Chris Gross, 2021-2024
    Member: Mr. Kelly Scott, 2020-2023
    Member: Mr. David Shrout, 2020-2023
    Member: Mr. Gary Thompson, 2020-2023

    The Board of Education meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Gragg Administrative Office located on the district's main campus at the juncture of Highways 24 and 7.  

     

    2022-23 Board Meeting Dates:

    July 12, 2022 - A Closed Executive Session will be held at 6:00 pm.

    *July 21, 2022 - Special Work Session with a Closed Executive Session held at the Independence Chamber of Commerce located at 210 W. Truman Rd. Indep. Mo 64050 beginning @ 8:30 a.m.

    August 9, 2022 - A Closed Executive Session will be held at 6:00 pm.  

    September 13, 2022 - Annual Tax Rate Hearing @ 5:30 pm. prior to the Closed Executive Session held at 6:00 pm.

    October 11, 2022 - A Closed Executive Session will be held at 6:00 pm.  

    *October 18, 2022 - A Closed Executive Session will be held at 4:00 pm.

    November 8, 2022 - A Closed Executive Session will be held at 6:00 pm.  

    *November 14, 2022 - A Closed Executive Session will be held at 5:00 pm.

    December 13, 2022

    January 10, 2023

    February 14, 2023

    March 14, 2023

    April 11, 2023

    May 9, 2023

    June 13, 2023

     

     

     

     

     

photo of the board of education members

Contact the Board

  • The Board of Education Secretary is the liaison between the board and district patrons. You may contact the board secretary by phone at 816-650-7000 or via mail at 2101 N. Twyman Road, Independence, MO 64058

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