The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education seeks to provide all students the maximum educational opportunities within the constraints of available facilities, financial resources, legal requirements and citizen involvement.
The board fulfills these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policies and evaluating the results.
School Board Meetings
The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at Gahanna Lincoln High School's Clark Hall, 380 Granville St., beginning at 6:30 p.m.* The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Meetings of the board are open to the public, with exception of an executive session, which board members may discuss only three types of business as defined by the Ohio law: personnel matters, the sale or purchase of property, and legal matters. Since Ohio law states that all school board voting must be done in public, executive sessions are for discussion purposes only.
Bylaws and policies
The Board will evaluate how policies have been implemented and their general effectiveness. It will rely on the school staff, students, and community to provide evidence of the effect of the policies it has adopted. It will be the policy of the Board to review its policies and procedures on a continuing basis in order to keep them up-to-date.
board member role
The public chooses its board of education candidates by the petition method. They are elected at the November general election in odd-numbered years. The board meets during the first 15 days of January to elect a president and vice president to serve for the coming year.
The Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer is employed by the board to carry out policies and to administer the affairs of the District on a day-to-day basis. He is not a member of the board. The superintendent is responsible to the board while all other employees of the district, either directly or indirectly, are responsible to the superintendent or the treasurer.
The Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer is employed by the board to administer, in cooperation with the superintendent, the financial, legal and contractual business of the school district. He is not a member of the board. The treasurer also reports directly to the board.
* Effective September 2012