Back row: Tony Niemesh, Nancy Journeay, Randy Haas
Front row: Michael Cremeans, Bobbie Grice
The board believes that it is the responsibility of the school system to ensure that each graduate is college and career ready.
To these ends, an environment of high expectations and opportunity shall be created that fosters scholarship and citizenship and develops within each student the ability to become a productive and responsible member of society.
The Board of Education typically meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Little Miami High School auditorium or in other buildings as scheduled. For more information, please call (513) 899-2264. The tentatively scheduled board meetings for 2014 will be:
- Jan. 21, 2014
- Feb. 18, 2014
- March 18, 2014
- Apr. 15, 2014
- May 20, 2014
- June 24, 2014 *The fourth Tuesday of the month
- July 15, 2014
- August 29, 2014
- September 16, 2014
- October 21, 2014
- November 18, 2014
- December 16, 2014
Board of Education Meeting Policies
Little Miami Board of Education, staff, students, parents and others will operate in ways that support and demonstrate the following core beliefs:
- Academic excellence
- Safe learning and working environments
- Quality facilities for quality learning
- Fiscally responsibility
- Adherence to all state and federal requirements
When the School Board Meets
The board establishes dates for its regular meetings for the year at its organizational meeting in January. Additional meetings are held as needed. Meeting dates and locations vary.
Special meetings may be called by the Board President, Treasurer or any two members of the Board, with two days notification to the public and media. All regular and special meetings are open to the public. By law, the Board may also hold executive sessions, which are closed to the public. While no official action may be taken during executive sessions, the Board may consider personnel issues, the purchase or sale of property, details of security arrangements, matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or state statue, negotiations or to hold a conference with an attorney, a member of the Office of the State Auditor or an appointed certified public accountant.
Agenda for Regular Meetings
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Pledge of Allegiance
IV. Adoption of the Agenda
V. Reading of Minutes
VII. Visitors to the Board
VIII. Community Comments on Agenda Items
IX. Treasurer's Reports and Recommendations
X. Superintendent's Reports and Recommendations
XI. New Business
XII. Information Items
XIII. Community Comments on Non-Agenda Items
Responsibilities of the Board of Education
The Board of Education consists of five citizens who are elected by a nonpartisan ballot and who each serve a four-year term. The Board functions as a policy-making body and establishes goals to:
Concentrate the Board's collective effort on its policy-making and planning responsibilities;
Formulate Board policies which best serve the educational interests of each student; Provide the Superintendent with sufficient and adequate guidelines for implementing Board policies;
Maintain effective communication with the school community, the staff and students; Allow those responsible for carrying out objectives to contribute to their formation; Conduct Board business openly, soliciting and encouraging broad-based involvement in the decision-making process by public, students and staff; and Periodically review its performance relative to the goals.
Speaking Before the Board
The Little Miami Local School Board of Education encourages and welcomes communication from residents of our community. Any individual who wants to address the Board during a meeting must sign in prior to the meeting with the attending school official. Anyone who would like to speak on a specific agenda item can do so under item VIII. Other concerns should be addressed under item XIII. Comments made should not involve personnel issues and are limited to three minutes per person or 30 minutes total. Speakers will be recognized by the Board President and must state his/her name and address. The presiding officer may interrupt, warn or terminate a participant's statement when the statement is too lengthy, personally directed or irrelevant. An adjournment of the meeting can be called if there is a lack of orderly conduct.
The Superintendent of Schools is employed by the Little Miami Local School Board of Education to carry out policies and to administer the district's educational programs. The superintendent is responsible for curriculum, staffing, evaluation and other educational services. The superintendent is not a member of the board, but reports all information to board members.
The treasurer is employed by the Little Miami Local School Board of Education to administer, in cooperation with the superintendent, the financial and legal business of the school district. The treasurer is not a member of the board, but reports all information to school board members.
Student and Staff Accomplishments
The Board is very proud of the accomplishments and achievements made by the students and staff of our district. For this reason, the Board allows time at Board meetings to recognize and honor these individuals. Certificates are presented to students for significant accomplishments in academics, extracurricular activities, citizenship and athletics. Staff are recognized for accomplishments and contributions to the district.