Board of Education Contact Information
Mr. Scott Melody, Board President
Mr. Chris Valentine, Vice President
Mrs. Tiffany deSilva
NOTICE: The Board encourages any concerns or complaints to be resolved with the school employee involved or that person’s principal or supervisor.
Emails sent to individual Board of Education members, or the Board as a whole, may constitute Public Records under ORC 149.43. As such, the confidentiality and/or anonymity of your communications may not be guaranteed. If you have questions about the confidentiality of communications or have an issue related specifically to a student in the District, please contact the appropriate building administrator.
About our Board of Education
School Board members are elected officials, serving four-year terms, who play a very important role in public education. Our five Board members are responsible for setting District policy, employing the Superintendent and Treasurer, overseeing District direction, and representing community priorities. We are fortunate in Dublin City Schools to have an active and engaged Board. The Dublin City Schools Board of Education consists of Tiffany DeSilva, Lindsay Gillis, Scott Melody, Diana Rigby and Chris Valentine.
Our Board of Education provides proof that quality Board members do not simply attend meetings, but engage in shaping the present and future of our District. Being a school board member is truly a service position. Our Board members all have busy professional and personal lives with careers and families, but they sacrifice time and energy to serve the students of this community.
Our Board is very active in helping our District solve problems and implement initiatives. In 2017, the Board had the foresight to purchase the Emerald Campus facility. Today, more than 1,600 students from all three of our high schools attend specialized career exploration classes in the building each day and expansion is on the horizon. The number of students moving in and out of the Emerald Campus frees up space at all three of our high schools.
In the fall of 2018, the Board of Education asked the voters of our community to provide a large scale solution to the District’s enrollment growth. The Board asked voters to approve two new elementary schools, one new middle school, a centralized preschool, and additions at two of our high schools. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by voters and sets our District’s direction for the next decade. This overwhelmingly positive result is a reflection of our community’s faith in the Board of Education.
In addition to working on finding solutions for our rapid enrollment growth, Board members’ duties include approving policies, contracts with employees, curriculum, budgets, and more. Board members are often on the front lines of communication with the public about these and other issues, serving as first-line key communicators with the public on a wide variety of topics.