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.
The Northwest Board of Education, under Ohio law, may hold executive sessions during the meeting to discuss:
Executive sessions are for discussion purposes only. Official action must be taken during public meetings.
Public Participation at Board Meetings
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.
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.