How dayton board of education school board meetings work
Dayton Public Schools maintains its board agenda and associated documentation on BoardDocs (https://www.boarddocs.com/oh/dayton/Board.nsf/public). Agendas are available for public review no less than 48-hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
The board agenda primarily consists of reports from the superintendent and his/her staff, and items requiring board approval, e.g., contracts, staff changes/appointments, resolutions and purchase orders exceeding $50,000. In addition, time may be allotted to allow for student and staff recognitions and presentations, hearings by pre-selected groups and public input. The board president presides over the meeting, public hearings, policy discussions and/or presentations indicated on the agenda.
REPORTS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
The superintendent routinely updates the Board on information pertaining to district operations. These reports generally focus on academic updates, evaluation of programs and department updates. Additionally, the superintendent, at his/her discretion may invite an outside entity to make a presentation before the Board.
Reports of the Treasurer
As the chief fiscal officer for the Board, the treasurer will make regular presentations to the Board related to the district’s finances, budgets, revenue and expenditures.
Ohio Sunshine Law allows the board to move into executive session to discuss matters deemed private. These matters are established by Ohio Revised Code, and examples include, but are not limited to: hiring/firing of an employee, purchase and/or sale of real estate, conference with an attorney, and labor negotiations. The public is allowed to attend a board meeting up to the time it enters executive session, and may re-join the meeting once executive session has ended. The Board, at its discretion, may invite other individuals to join executive session if their presence is deemed necessary. The Board will always open and close meetings in public session, and no formal action (i.e., vote) is taken by the Board while in executive session).
The Board values input from the community and as such, the public is invited to attend board meetings and given time to address the Board during the public hearing portion of the business meeting. This is an opportunity for community members to share information, express viewpoints and concerns. It is not a forum for resolving disputes. Members of the public wishing to address the board, must complete the Public Participation form in its entirety and submit it to the board office representative no later than 15 minutes before the start of the meeting.
(Note: All Dayton Board of Education documents after June 1, 2015 will be available and archived on BoardDocs. Years 2008-May 2015 will continue to be available on this website.)