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January is School Board recognition month in Ohio
January is School Board Recognition Month in Ohio and provides us with the opportunity to thank the members of local boards of education across our state for their dedication to public education. School Board members are locally elected citizens who make decisions that affect, influence, and direct the education of the youth in our communities.
We have been fortunate in our District to have a Board of Education that is willing to give their time to the students and staff of our district. Our Board members have full lives, careers, and families, but willingly make sacrifices for the betterment of our district. Board members help make decisions about our public school system that represent the priorities of their communities as closely as possible.
Stu Harris, Lynn May, Scott Melody, Chris Valentine, and Rick Weininger are the members of the Dublin City Schools Board of Education. Their commitment as individuals, and as a group, is one of the reasons our district continues to be one of Ohio’s best.
This year, Board members have taken on significant leadership roles regarding some very important District goals.
Our mission is to work every day to provide our students with world-class instruction, a well-rounded education, and to continuously improve in everything we do. Our Board has embraced these concepts and is playing an integral role in moving our District forward.
During this school year, the Board is exploring four essential areas of our organization. These four areas are critical to our District’s mission and we’ve been asking ourselves a series of essential questions.
• What might a world-class gifted education program look like in Dublin City Schools?
• What should a middle school day look like in an ideal world?
• What is the most fiscally prudent plan to address our student housing needs while providing them with well-rounded experiences?
• How can we best allocate our staff to ensure all our students receive world-class instruction, every day?
A member of the Board serves each of the four task forces with Board President Lynn May presiding over these committees. After the work session Board meeting (the second meeting of each month), Board members work with Central Office administrators and others to study, examine, and where necessary, recommend improvements to processes and outcomes in these four areas of our organization. Board members report out publicly on the progress of the committees at the first Board meeting of each month.
Our Board deserves tremendous credit for taking on these task force leadership roles charged with addressing some of our District’s most important challenges and opportunities. The time spent working on District goals and attending board meetings represents a fraction of the hours our Board members give to our district. Board members make policy, approve contracts with employees, choose curriculum, adopt budgets, and directly employ a superintendent and a treasurer. Board members are often on the front lines of difficult issues and are key first communicators with the public on a wide variety of topics.
Another key Board responsibility is their role in working with state legislators on a variety of issues impacting education in Ohio. They spend many hours in meetings with our local legislators to make sure our community’s point of view is taken into consideration when decisions are being made at the state level.
With all of these different responsibilities on their plates, our Board is exceptional at keeping its focus on what is best for our students. Their commitment to providing Dublin City Schools students with a world-class education is a key reason for our district’s success.
If you happen to have contact with any of our Board members during the coming weeks, please take the time to thank them for their service.
Todd F. Hoadley, Ph.D.
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