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

    Mr. Floyd Hawkins, President
    Mrs. Sharon Dankenbring, Vice-President
    Mr. Tim Brown, Member
    Mrs. Diana Rice, Member
    Mr. Kelly Scott, Member
    Mr. David Shrout, Member
    Mr. Gary Thompson, Member


    The Board of Education meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month (except as noted below) at the Gragg Administrative Office located on the main campus at the juncture of Highways 24 and 7.  You can access the board agendas by clicking here.

     July 9, 2019
     August 13, 2019
     September 10, 2019
     October 8, 2019
     November 12, 2019
     December 10, 2019
     January 14, 2020
     February 11, 2020
     March 10, 2020
     April 14, 2020
     May 12, 2020
     June 9, 2020

Additional Information

  • 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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Public Notice



    Notice is hereby given that an election will be held in the Fort Osage R-1 School District, County of Jackson, State of Missouri, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for the purpose of electing the following:

    Two (2) – Board of Education Members – three year terms

    Candidates must be citizens of the United States, resident taxpayers of the district shall have resided in this state for one year, and must be at least twenty-four years of age.

    Candidates may file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Education, 2101 North Twyman Road, Independence, Missouri, Monday through Friday during the dates and times listed below with the exception of Monday, January 21, 2019 (office closed due to the holiday) or any day that school is closed due to inclement weather:

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 8:00 a.m. thru Thursday, December 21, 2018, noon.; and Tuesday, January 2, 2019, 8:00 a.m., thru Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

    Candidates having filed and desiring to withdraw their candidacy shall appear in person before the Secretary of the Board of Education on or before 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and execute and deliver to the Secretary of the Board of Education a proper withdrawal of such candidacy.

    Candidacy forms and instructions for filing are available from the Secretary of the Board of Education.