Board of Education

Upcoming Meetings

August 28th, 20186:00 p.m. @ OHS
September 25th, 20185:00 p.m. @ OHS

Meetings Are Typically Held At: 218 North Pleasant Street
Mail & Packages May Be Delivered To: 153 North Main Street Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Public Meetings

The Board generally schedules one public meeting each month. Study Sessions, which provide opportunities for in-depth and informal board discussions of issues, are held as needed. Regular Action Sessions, where the Board votes on recommendations made by the Superintendent or Treasurer, are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Please check the School Calendar for exact dates and times.

Meetings begin at 6:00 PM and are held in the board room of the Pleasant Street School, 218 North Pleasant street. Public announcement is made of any change in this schedule.

Executive sessions are scheduled to discuss confidential matters as defined by state law. These sessions are announced, but they are not open to the public.

The Board of Education also holds regular public forums. These forums are publicized in advance and they provide an opportunity for discussion on matters of special interest to the public.

Oberlin Board of Education meetings are broadcast live or tape-delayed by Cable Co-op on Channel 9. A videotape of most meetings is available from the Oberlin Public Library.

Public Participation

The Board welcomes public input in its deliberations. If you would like to ask questions or make brief comments on an agenda item, the Board President, at his/her discretion will recognize you at the end of the Board discussion, and prior to a vote being taken. In addition, if you wish to address the Board on a matter not on the agenda you may sign in at the monthly Action meeting. You will be recognized during a "Hearing of the Public" at the end of the Board meeting.

Bylaw 0169.1 "In order to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board shall provide a period for public participation at every regular meeting of the Board and publish rules to govern such participation in Board meetings (E) Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three (3) minutes duration."

Functions of the Board

The Board of Education is responsible for developing and updating policies, approving the budget, hiring the Superintendent and the Treasurer, and considering action on recommendations made by the Superintendent and/or the Treasurer on such matters as personnel, policy, budget and curriculum.

Members of the Board are not authorized to act individually, except when voting at a board meeting. No member of the Board may represent the Board outside of a meeting unless the Board votes to delegate that authority.

Sample Study Session Agenda

Sample Regular Action Meeting Agenda

Oberlin School District
Oberlin Board of Education

218 North Pleasant Street

6:00 PM
Study Session


I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Adoption of Agenda for this Meeting

IV. Presentations

V. Study Topics

VI. Information Items

VII. Invitation for Public Comment

VIII. General Board Concerns

IX. Future Meetings

X. President Wrap Up and Adjournment

Oberlin School District
Oberlin Board of Education

218 North Pleasant Street

6:00 PM
Regular Monthly Meeting


I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Adoption of Agenda for this Meeting

IV. Citizens Concerns on Agenda Items

V. Treasurer's Report

VI. Correspondence

VII. News of Note

VIII. Action Items

Board Items
Treasurer's Items
Superintendent's Items

IX. Presentations

X. Information Items

XI. Hearing of the Public on Other Items

XII. Future Meetings

XIII. Adjournment