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.
Residents are welcome to address the Board of Education with comments, questions, suggestions or concerns during the public commentary section at the beginning of each meeting. To do so, individuals should complete a public commentary note card (available at the entrance to the meeting room) and give the card to the secretary. When participants address the Board, they will be invited to the podium and will be asked to state their name and address. Comments will be limited to five minutes. If several people wish to speak on the same topic, the time limit may be adjusted at the president’s discretion. To comply with privacy laws, comments regarding specific personnel matters are not permitted during meetings held in public.
Occasionally, the Board may ask questions for clarification or respond immediately to questions and comments. However, on most occasions, the Board will instruct the superintendent or treasurer to gather more information and report back. Please understand, if a question or comment is not addressed during the meeting, this does not indicate a lack of interest on behalf of the Board, but a desire to gather as much information as possible to respond in the most helpful manner. Those who wish to share comments or concerns with the Board of Education, but do not wish to speak at a meeting, can email Board members or call 513-231-3600.