What Does the
Board of Education Do?
The board’s primary function is that of policy-making. A board should have clear and concise policies to do the job it was elected to do. After policies have been adopted, administrative procedures are established. The board then depends upon its superintendent to implement these policies, goals and objectives.
superintendent is the chief executive officer for the board and school
district, while the board of education is the legislative body of the school
district. Evaluation is another primary responsibility of the board of education. The board evaluates the superintendent and treasurer on a regular basis.
are not administrators; they are generally not educational
professionals; they are not evaluators of staff other than the superintendent
and treasurer. Board members are not to be involved in employment
interviews other than those of the superintendent and treasurer.
Bloom-Carroll Board of Education
rules and regulations necessary for the government of the school district,
its employees, the students, and all persons entering on school grounds or
sure students are provided with educational opportunities
a superintendent of schools and invest such powers in him/her as may be
on personnel and policies recommended by the superintendent
that the annual budget is prepared and acted on
an annual appropriations measure
a master calendar annually
into contracts with all personnel in the manner required by Ohio laws
taxes with a vote of the people to maintain schools
About the Board Meeting:
Residents of the Bloom-Carroll Local Schools community are encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings. Regular meetings are generally held the second Monday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., in the Media Center of the Bloom-Carroll Middle School, located at 71 S. Beaver St, Carroll, OH 43112 (March and September meetings are held at Bloom-Carroll Intermediate School, located at 200 S. Market St., Lithopolis, OH 43136).
Ohio's Sunshine Law mandates that school board meetings be open to the public with an exception of executive sessions. In an executive session, the Board may discuss, but not vote on:
appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or
compensation of an employee or official, or the investigation of charges
against an employee or official, or regulated individual requests a public
purchase of property for public purposes or the sale of property at
which are the subject of pending or imminent court action in conference
with an attorney;
for, conducting or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with
required to be kept confidential by federal or state statutes;
details of security arrangements or emergency response.