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Board of Education

Board of Education

From left to right: Belinda Grassi, Jack Miley, Steven Jefferies, Thomas Hach, Jennifer Harden.

Upcoming Board Meetings
Board of Education meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in the Inscho Conference Room in Riverside High School. Below are the meeting dates for 2019.

January 8 (Tax Budget Hearing at 6:45 p.m. followed by Organizational & Special Meeting)
January 29
February 4 (Special Meeting at 7 p.m.)
February 26
March 19 (Executive Session at 6 p.m., Regular Meeting at 7 p.m.)
April 29
May 28 (Executive Session at 6:30 p.m.)
June 27
July 8 (Executive Session at 6:30 a.m. Special Meeting at 7 a.m.)
July 30 (Executive Session at 6 p.m.; Regular Meeting at 7 p.m.)
August 27 (Work Session at 5 p.m.; Executive Session at 6:30 p.m.; Regular Meeting at 7 p.m.)
September 4 (Special Meeting at 7 a.m. at Parkside Elementary)
September 13 (Special Meeting at 7:45 a.m.)
September 19 (Work Session at 6 p.m.)
September 24
October 22
November 14 (Work Session at 7 p.m.)
November 19 (Regular Meeting originally scheduled for 7 p.m. has been changed to a Special Meeting at 8 p.m.) 
November 25 (Special Meeting at 6 p.m. at Parkside Elementary)
December 16 (Originally scheduled for December 17)

Board Meeting videos
You can watch all the Board of Education videos online here

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the District started using BoardDocs, which is a web-based system to electronically distribute board meeting agendas to the Board of Education and to the public. Agendas are normally available to the public one day in advance of a meeting. Historical agendas and minutes dating back to January 2013 can also be accessed. BoardDocs can be accessed here

Special Board meetings and Board committee meetings are called as needed.  Under Ohio law, the Board may hold Executive Sessions to discuss personnel matters, litigation, purchase of property, negotiations, matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or state statutes, and details of security arrangements.  Executive Sessions are used for discussion only.  All Board action must be taken in public session. 

2019 Standing Committee Appointments:
Belinda Grassi, chair and Tom Hach
Policy: Steven Jefferies, chair, and Belinda Grassi
Curriculum & Programming: Jack Miley, chair and Steven Jefferies
Buildings & Grounds/Operations: Tom Hach, chair, and Jack Miley

2019 Standing Committee Liaisons:
Alumni Association:
 Thomas Hach
Booster Organizations: Jack Miley
Legislative Liaison: Steven Jefferies
Strategic Plan Liaison: Belinda Grassi
Superintendent's Business Advisory: Jennifer Harden

The Board of Education declares it to be the policy of this district to provide equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, creed, disability, age, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, place of residence within the boundaries of the District, or social or economic background, to learn through the curriculum offered in the District.

The Board designates the Assistant Superintendent and the Executive Director of Student Services to serve as “Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers” and “504 Compliance Officers” for the District.  The Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Charles Schlick, and the Executive Director of Student Services, Mrs. Cheryl Lanning, can be reached at (440) 358-8202.

Contact Information

585 Riverside Drive
Painesville, OH 44077
Phone: (440) 352-0668

Board of Education Meetings