Contacting the Board

The Affton School District has policies and regulations, approved by the Board of Education. Affton’s procedures and consequences, as well as an approved behavioral code for students, are the guidelines that allow for fairness and consistency as we serve our students and families.

These policies and regulations can be found here: Policies

All students enrolled in the Affton School District receive a Student Discipline Guidelines handbook that includes this information. It is distributed at the beginning of each school year and is to be shared with parents and guardians.

Steps to Share ConcernsAdditionally, our communication protocol for addressing concerns is as follows:
Step One: Talk with the teacher or guidance counselor at your child’s school.
Step Two: Contact your school principal and/or assistant principal.
Step Three: Share your concerns with the superintendent.

If your concern has not been resolved at those levels, citizens are invited to send a written request to the Board secretary to be filed with the Board of Education. Patrons may also call or e-mail Board of Education members or share a patron comment at a Board meeting.

Addressing the Board
Board members welcome public comments and provide two opportunities for citizens to address the Board:

  • The Board provides, on each agenda, a time period near the beginning of the meeting where any citizen may address the Board regarding those items that are on the meeting agenda.
  • The Board also provides, on its agenda, a time period near the end of the meeting in which any visitor may address the Board. Guidelines require visitors to complete a request sheet at the beginning of the meeting and submit the form to the Board Secretary. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to two minutes.

Guidelines for Citizen Statements
In order to submit a comment to the board of education, please complete this form, including your written statement, no later than one hour before the scheduled board meeting time. Since most meetings begin at 7 p.m., statements must be submitted by 6 p.m. 

All statements received by the designated time will be read aloud by the board president so the statements will be recorded for public review. 

Due to time constraints and the need to complete the primary responsibilities of the meeting agenda, the Board cannot respond to citizen statements during the meeting. Citizens who participate in public comment receive a response in writing from the board president after the meeting.  

Affton Board members are always available to have an open dialogue with citizens at other times and can be reached by email using the contact information provided on the Affton School District website.

  • The public comment session is not the appropriate forum for addressing individually identifiable student and/or personnel matters. Therefore, due to privacy laws protecting students and employees, comments about these matters should not include personally identifiable information about particular students or employees. 
  • Members of the public, staff, and students are encouraged to utilize established policies and procedures for offering suggestions or addressing concerns and complaints prior to bringing the issue before the board. 
  • Please be mindful that the meetings of the board, including your statements submitted online, will be broadcast, and you are responsible for any public comments you make. 
  • If you prefer that your statement not be read aloud, you can also provide a written statement via an email to board members.
  • Statements will be expected to maintain civility, and the Board President reserves the right to refuse to read all or portions of the submitted statement if it uses foul or inappropriate language.


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