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Functions of the Board

Election of the Board

The five members of the board of education are nominated by petition and elected at a regular November election. Two members are selected in one election and the three remaining members are elected two years later. All members serve four-year terms.

Functions of the Board
  • To be responsible to the citizens and students of the Northwest School District
  • To serve as the school district policy-making body
  • To appoint a superintendent of schools and vest such powers in the superintendent as may be legally delegated
  • To select a treasurer
  • To consider, approve, or reject policies recommended by the
  • superintendent
  • To establish the annual budget for each fiscal year
  • To levy taxes when residents approve a tax issue
Order of Business

1. Call to order
2. Roll call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of minutes
5. Public presentations
6. Committee reports
7. Special reports
8. Superintendent's items
9. Board items
10. Adjournment

Executive Sessions

The Northwest Board of Education, under Ohio law, may hold executive sessions during the meeting to discuss:
  • Personnel matters
  • Purchase/sale of property
  • Pending litigation or court action
  • Employee negotiations
  • Matters to be kept confidential by state or federal statute
  • Details of security arrangements
Executive sessions are for discussion purposes only. Official action must be taken during public meetings.

Public Participation at Board Meetings

Role of the Superintendent

The Northwest superintendent of schools serves as executive head of the system to carry out Board policies and directives; administers development and maintenance of educational programs and activities; initiates and acts on needed policy changes; recommends the proper personnel for the operation of the district, subject to Board approval; supervises the preparation of and recommends an annual budget; conducts continuous studies of the state of the district, keeping the Board and the public informed; and develops and maintains an educational program which emphasizes employee growth, high standards of academic achievement, and a sound curriculum development program.

Role of the Treasurer

The treasurer of the Northwest School District serves as chief fiscal officer; coordinates district finances with county and state fiscal officials; keeps accurate records of all monies; helps prepare annual appropriations and budgets; manages all accounting systems; pays the bills; coordinates financial data processing systems; prepares fiscal reports and informs the Board monthly regarding accounts and funds; and serves as secretary at Board meetings, recording all official proceedings.

Election of Board

The five members of the board of education are nominated by petition and elected at a regular November election. Two members are selected in one election and the three remaining members are elected two years later. Members serve four-year terms.

2011 REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS
(Mondays at 7:00 P.M.)

January 3 - Administrative Office
6:00 PM Organizational Meeting

January 10* - Administrative Office

January 24 - Administrative Office

February 14* - Administrative Office

February 28 - Administrative Office

March 14* - Administrative Office

March 21 - Administrative Office

April 11* - Administrative Office

April 25 - Administrative Office

May 9 - Northwest High School
6:30 PM Reception
7:00 PM Recognition
7:30 PM Business Meeting

June 13* - Administrative Office

June 27 - Administrative Office

July 11 - Administrative Office

July 18 - Administrative Office

July 25 - Administrative Office

August 8* - Administrative Office

August 22 - Administrative Office

September 12* - Administrative Office

September 26 - Administrative Office

October 10* - Administrative Office

October 24 - Administrative Office

November 21 - Administrative Office

December 5* - Administrative Office

December 19 - Administrative Office

* - Work Sessions
• - All meeting begin at 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted
• - Additional meetings or work sessions may be scheduled. These meetings will be announced to the public in advance of the meetings.