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The Department offers live streaming audio of State Board of Education meetings. This service allows greater access to meetings for everyone around the state. Please note that the monthly meetings will not be recorded. Please visit our LiveStream page to listen to the meetings.

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State Board Grants Full Accreditation for St. Louis Public Schools

On January 10th, the State Board of Education voted unanimously to classify St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) as fully accredited, effective immediately. The vote followed a presentation by Department staff outlining the district’s student growth in academics as well as stability in leadership and finances.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate really great things in the district,” said State Board President Charlie Shields. “Today’s decision should be viewed as a major success for St. Louis, the state of Missouri and the Department.”

The district has scored in the fully accredited range for two straight years. SLPS is showing student academic growth in English language arts (ELA) and math, as well as showing student progress in social studies. SLPS exceeded its growth targets in math for 2015 and 2016 and exceeded its ELA target in 2015 and was on track for 2016. The district improved student attendance and graduation rates as well as its use of data to lead improvement efforts. Read more


State Board Grants Provisionally Accredited Status to Riverview Gardens School District

At its meeting on Dec. 2, the State Board of Education reclassified Riverview Gardens School District as provisionally accredited, following a Department presentation outlining the district’s improvements over the past few years. The classification will be effective January 4, 2017, which is the first day of the second semester of the Riverview Gardens school year.

“This accreditation classification is the result of improvements gained through hard work from students, teachers and leaders in the Riverview Gardens School District and community,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “We are pleased with their efforts to help students succeed.”  Read more