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525 E. Main Street
Hebron, OH 43025
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We are a community of learners inspiring each student to explore, grow, and achieve.

Board of Education

Virtual Board Meetings

The Lakewood Local School District Board of Education will be replacing in-person meetings with virtual board meetings beginning April 8, 2020 and for the duration of the Coronavirus closure. The meetings will be broadcast via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/lakewood.k12.oh.us).

Meeting Details

The public is invited to join virtual Board of Education meetings at 6:30 pm via Facebook Live on the district's regular Facebook page.

** Please note that the meeting will recess into Executive Session per ORC 121.22(G)(1).

Board Meeting Agenda

For the public comments portion of the agenda, please complete and submit this form and before the meeting and it will be forwarded to the Board president, who will address your question at the appropriate time during the meeting. Optionally, you may make a comment on Facebook Live during the portion of the agenda that is relevant for that public participation. Our Board President will provide directions as she normally does for that participation.

If you have questions, please call 740-928-5878.

Our Mission

We are a community of learners inspiring each student to explore, grow, and achieve.

A Message from the Board of Education

We believe quality public education and good Board service should be conducted in an ethical manner with traditional principles such as honesty, trust, fairness and integrity. As Board members, we are guided by Ohio law, the Ohio School Boards Association's Code of Ethics (below) and the National School Board Association's Code of Conduct (below).
 
We strive to support our school district, its leadership, teachers, staff, students and their families in every way we possibly can. We wish for our public meetings to be both welcoming and productive. Below, we have provided information we think will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions by those who join us in meetings. We hope you find it helpful. As always, thank you for engaging in the education of our community's children.
 
Lakewood Board of Education 

Meeting streaming & recording

Starting in October 2019, regular meetings of the Board of Education are streamed live on the district's Facebook page and recordings may be found on the "Videos" page.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month in the Lakewood High School Library (9331 Lancer Rd. S.E., Hebron, OH 43025) at 6:30 P.M. unless otherwise noted. The board occassionally conducts special meetings when district matters need immediate attention.

All notice of meetings, meeting agendas and approved Board Minutes are available on this page and also from the Treasurer's Office. Social media and local news outlets are also utilized for public notification purposes.
 
Various committee meetings are also scheduled periodically. These meetings typically comprise of two Board members, district leadership and others as applicable. Notice of these meetings are on this page, however, agendas and meeting minutes are not available unless noted.

Public Participation

We welcome community member participation at meetings. Those who wish to address the board will be asked to stand and begin by telling the Board their name and address. Public participation is scheduled in each meeting's agenda and may also be allowed when a Board member invites additional commentary.
 
Comments are limited to three minutes. Because we wish to hear from everyone who would like to comment, we ask that no participant speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard. We encourage residents to bring up issues that affect the district as a whole. Board meetings are not the appropriate place to discuss individual or building-level concerns, or for personnel issues. Also, out of respect to students and staff, the board does not allow personal attacks. Those who violate the policy will be asked to immediately conclude their statement.
 
In general, most public participation statements will be recorded and followed up with individually by the Superintendent or appropriate school or Board offical after the meeting. Because we do not have prior knowledge of speakers or topics, please do not be offended if we are unable to offer an immediate response to a person's comments or questions.

Executive Sessions

Ohio law permits board members to hold limited subject private discussions during a meeting. Executive sessions allow members to discuss personnel matters, property purchases, possible legal action, employment negotiations, security arrangements and items the law says must be kept confidential. Because Ohio law says all votes must be cast in public, executive sessions are for discussion purposes only.

The Sunshine Law

Ohio's Sunshine Law (Ohio Revised Code Section (RC) 121.22) requires public bodies, including school boards of education to hold public meetings, provide notices of when those meetings will occur, keep minutes of those meetings, permit executive sessions for discussion of limited subjects and establish penalties for violations of the law.
 

Board Policies & Bylaws

Code of Ethics

While serving as a member of the Board of Education, each member is expected to agree to abide by the following code of ethics promulgated by the Ohio School Boards Association: 
list of code of ethics

Code of Conduct

In addition, the Board of Education believes that each member should agree to work cooperatively and effectively with others and conform his/her behavior to the following code of conduct by collectively and individually agreeing to: list of code of conduct

Contacts

Nathan Corum
[email protected]
 
Tara Houdeshell, President
[email protected]        
 
Jonathan Lynch, Vice President
[email protected]    

Brittany Misner
[email protected]                                                        
                                                     
Bill Pollard
[email protected]

Board Meetings

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Regular Board Meeting

On 7/8/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Facebook Live

Attachments:

POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING

On 7/27/2020 at 6:00 PM
At Facebook Live

Special Board Meeting

On 7/28/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Facebook Live

Attachments:

Regular Board Meeting

On 8/12/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Facebook Live

Regular Board Meeting

On 9/9/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Lakewood High School Library

Special Board Meeting

On 9/28/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Lakewood Administrative Office

Regular Board Meeting

On 10/14/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Lakewood High School Library

Regular Board Meeting

On 11/11/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Lakewood High School Library

Regular Board Meeting

On 12/9/2020 at 6:30 PM
At Lakewood High School Library
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