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Meetings

The Forest Hills Board of Education holds its regularly scheduled meeting once a month in public to provide the opportunity for the community to observe discussions relating to the business of the district. Resident participation is welcomed as outlined here.

Board Meeting Recap Articles

Forest Hills School District is utilizing these articles as a way to communicate specific action taken at regular Board of Education meetings throughout the year. This initiative kicked off with the March 2023 Board meeting. You can also find them in the District News section of the website. Recap articles for the 2023-2024 school year are linked below.

2024 Board of Education Meeting Schedule

Meetings that are live-streamed can be viewed on our YouTube channel. You can find meeting agendas and minutes on the FHSD BoardDocs website. Regular meetings of the Board of Education are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Mercer Elementary School auditorium, 2600 Bartels Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244. They will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*).

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 22* (adjusted date, see official notice below)
  • June 26* (4th Wednesday)
  • July 10* (2nd Wednesday)
  • August 21
  • September 25* (4th Wednesday)
  • October 16
  • November 20
  • December 18

Meeting Postings, Minutes and Agendas

For all FHSD Board meeting postings, minutes and agendas, please visit the FHSD BoardDocs webpage here.

  • The FHSD Board of Education will hold its 2024 regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Mercer Elementary School, 2600 Bartels Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244, unless otherwise noted. Please view the official notice here for specific dates.
  • The FHSD Board of Education will hold its regular meeting for the month of May on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at Mercer Elementary School, 2600 Bartels Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244. Please view the official notice here.
  • The FHSD Board of Education will hold a Technology and Facilities Committee Meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at FHSD Central Office, 7946 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45255. Please view the official notice here.
  • The Records Commission of Forest Hills School District will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6:15 p.m. at the Mercer Elementary School cafeteria, 2600 Bartels Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244. Please view the official notice here.

Board minutes and agendas prior to 2011 are available at the Forest Hills Central Office, 7946 Beechmont Ave., or by emailing jeanneralston@foresthills.edu

Executive Session

As permitted by Ohio law, during meetings, the Board may call an executive session to discuss personnel, property purchases, pending legal action, employee negotiations or security. The Board may only discuss items of this nature and are not permitted to vote or take other action during executive sessions. No other topics may be discussed in executive sessions.

Business Advisory Council Summary

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3313.821, the Business Advisory Council (BAC) of Hamilton County Educational Service Center (HCESC) in conjunction with Great Oaks Business Advisory Council developed a plan and subsequently filed that plan with the Ohio Department of Education.

The HCESC BAC plan not only represents the work of the ESC but also 16 of its member districts, the governing boards of which connected to HCESC’s BAC through passage of representation agreements. 

In accordance with provisions of ORC 3313.821, HCESC’s BAC has issued a Joint Statement that provides the following types of information:

  1. Meetings conducted by the council;
  2. The council’s plan and implementation progress;
  3. Brief summaries of specific activities the council conducted;
  4. The nature of the council’s advice and recommendations, if any, on needed employment skills and curriculum development to instill those skills;
  5. The nature of the council’s advice and recommendations, if any, on economic and job market changes and the types of employment in which future jobs are most likely to be available; and
  6. The nature of the council’s advice and suggestions, if any, for developing working relationships among businesses, labor organizations and educational personnel.


More information can be reviewed in this Joint Statement.

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