Board of Education

The Regular Board of Education Meeting will be held  February 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the High School Library, 9190 County Road 9, Findlay, Ohio.  A reception for new Superintendent Mark Kowalski will immediately follow the board meeting.  The Liberty-Benton School District Board of Education provides notice to parents and other interested parties of the District that the Board is considering participating in a latchkey (before and after school child care) program in the Elementary School starting with the 2017 2018 school year. The Board will accept public input on policies governing whether or not the Board will participate in a latchkey program, and the Board will accept public input on the District's role in the implementation of a lathchkey program.  Such public input will be accepted during the public participation at the Board's regular public meeting to be held at the Liberty-Benton High School Library located at 9190 County Road 9, Findlay, OH  45840 on February 20, 2017 and will be accepted through its Superintendent at lcook@liberty-Benton.org, or 419-422-8526 through March 13, 2017.  After such input is accepted, the Board declares its intent to take official public action on any such policies at the Board's regular public meeting on March 20, 2017 to be held at the Board Office located at 9190 County Road 9, Findlay, OH 45840

Members

A.J. Granger, President   aj.granger@me.com
Mark Badertscher, Vice-President  badacha@mac.com
Steve Benson, Member  sbenson70@gmail.com
Tom Miller, Member  skillshotgames@hotmail.com
Vern Strong, Member  vstrong@bright.net

 

 

HOW DOES THE BOARD GOVERN?

This is a summary of how "Policy Governance" serves your students' academic achievement.

Ohio’s school board members represent one of the largest groups of elected officials in the state.

The role and function of board members are often misinterpreted by the public, and in some cases, by board members themselves.

Policy governance consists of 4 main areas, Ends Policies, Executive Limitations, Board-Management Delegation and the Governance Process.

The board is a policymaking body and members are the chief advisors to the superintendent and treasurer.  Board members do not manage the day-to-day operations of a school district; they see to it that the system is managed well by professionals within a policy driven framework that supports the goals of the district and the community they serve.

The board is responsible for clearly defining, on behalf of the community, what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate from high school.  These are known as ‘Ends Policies’.

Under policy governance the board consciously stays out of the district’s day-to-day management decisions and adopts policies that give the superintendent and the treasurer the authority to select the resources, teachers, and educational programs that he or she believes best serve student-learning needs.  The board assumes a strong oversight role by holding the superintendent and treasurer accountable for ensuring that students make adequate annual progress toward meeting the district’s educational goals. Additional items include, but are not limited to; items involving significant change, financial decisions exceeding set monetary thresh holds and how the superintendent and treasurer exercise authority.  These are known as ‘Executive Limitations Policies’.    

Adherence and compliance to the policy framework is measured by monthly monitoring reports that are submitted by the superintendent and treasurer to the board.

The final 2 areas of Board-Management Delegation and Governance Process are policies for the board on its limitations and responsibilities.  These policies further define the governance process of the board and the relationship and/or governance of the superintendent and the treasurer.