The Board of Education is five-member panel elected to four-year terms by the voters in the Perkins Local School District. The Board of Education meets regularly at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings are currently held, in-person, in the Perkins High School cafeteria.
The Board of Education sets educational goals and establishes policy for the school system based upon state laws and community values. The Board has the responsibility of employing a superintendent and treasurer, and hold them responsible for managing the schools in accordance with the school board’s policies.
Board members make decisions on a wide range of issues, such as hiring and evaluating a superintendent and treasurer; setting district policy; planning student services; goal-setting and long-range planning; adopting curriculum; establishing budgets; engaging parents; being good fiscal stewards; acting in the best interest of the school district and within the scope of their legal authority; and creating community relations programs. Decisions are only made by the board as a whole during a public meeting.
School board members serve as a vital link between families and the district's administration. The board is a policymaking body and members are the chief advisers to the superintendent on community attitudes. 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.
(From the Ohio School Board Association)
Public Participation During Meetings
In order for the Board to fulfill its obligation to complete the planned agenda in an effective and efficient fashion, a maximum of 30 minutes of public participation may be permitted at each meeting. Business of the Board is discussed and decisions are made at public meetings of the Board, except such matters required to be discussed in private executive sessions.
Each person addressing the Board shall give his/her name and address. If several people wish to speak, each person is allotted three minutes until the total time of 30 minutes is used. During that period, no person may speak twice until all who desire to speak have had the opportunity to do so.
Persons desiring more time should follow the procedure of the Board to be placed on the regular agenda.
The period of public participation may be extended by the Board President. Please sign the list with the Treasurer before you leave.