Meetings of the Board of Education, whether organizational, regular, or special shall be open to the public at all times. A meeting is any prearranged discussion of the public business by a majority of the members of the Board of Education. Minutes of the proceedings shall be promptly recorded and are public documents, open to the public for inspection. These requirements do not preclude the Board from conducting executive sessions as authorized by O.R.C. §121.22. However, no official business may be transacted except in open meetings, which the public may attend.
The date, time, and place of all regular meetings of the Board of Education shall be established at the organizational meeting. The Board shall hold regular meetings at least once every two months as required by law. The Board may change the date, time, and/or place of any regular meeting, and the Treasurer shall take appropriate steps to inform the public and media of the change within a reasonable time preceding the meeting.
2017-2018 Meeting Schedule
|August 17, 2017||February 15, 2018|
|September 21, 2017||March 15, 2018|
|October 19, 2017||April 19, 2018|
|November 16, 2017||May 17, 2018|
|December 21, 2017||June 21, 2018|
|January 11, 2018||July 19, 2018|
Public Participation at Board Meetings
The Board recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest. A copy of the Board of Education agenda will be provided for visitors attending regular sessions of the Board. In order to permit the orderly expression of concerns, the Board shall provide a period for public participation to be governed by the following guidelines.
The President of the Board will recognize persons requesting to be heard. Members of the audience granted time to speak may do so following the introduction of the public participation portion of the agenda by the President of the Board and then recognition to address the Board. Persons or delegates desiring to be heard before the Board of Education should notify the Superintendent’s office no later than seven (7) calendar days in advance of the meeting and provide the following information:
- Name and address
- Group affiliation, if applicable
- Topic for discussion
- School personnel contacted
- Action desired by Board