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Current Board Members

Board of Education Members
 Front Row: Dr. Kolette Smith, Jessie Foister-President, Richard Falkenstien
Back Row: Kevin Cole, Greg Bogner, Justin Bebb, Brian Harlow

The Board of Education consists of seven members. Six of the seven members are elected from their wards, and one member is elected at large. Elections are held in April of odd-numbered years and members serve four-year, staggered terms. The Board sets policies for operating the schools and hires staff to carry out its policies. In addition, the Board gives approval to such matters as personnel contracts, major purchases, annual budgets, and curriculum. Furthermore, the Board acts on recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools, the chief executive officer of the district.

When should I contact a board member?

It is important for all patrons to follow the established chain of command and try to resolve all conflicts at the earliest possible level of management. If you have a complaint of concern:

1. Communicate first with the teacher/coach who is involved with the situation.

2. If a resolution is not reached at level 1, contact the building principal. 

3. If a resolution has still not been reached, contact the Superintendent. 

4. The final step in the chain is the Board of Education.

The Board of Education is the district's governing body. The Board's responsibility is to set policy and hire a superintendent to manage the district according to these policies. Please do not skip levels, as each level will send you back to the appropriate level. We thank you for your cooperation in resolving any and all conflicts.


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