BOARD OF EDUCATION
West Geauga Board of Education -(left to right) Thomas Phelps, Vice President Jackie Dottore, President Michael Kilroy, Ben Kotowski and Dan Thoreson.
West Geauga residents have entrusted the West Geauga Board of Education to facilitate the development of each student in order that he or she may reach academic and ethical excellence. The public has also charged the Board to apply fiscal prudence in the district’s quest to attain increasing excellence in the educational process. The West Geauga Board of Education is dedicated to this responsibility.
The Board consists of five members, each elected for staggered four-year terms by registered voters living in the district. Members are responsible for the following: establishing the policies that are carried out by the Superintendent and the administrative staff, evaluating the educational program and determining whether worthwhile objectives are being accomplished. The Board also makes the final decisions on how the revenue of the West Geauga Local Schools is spent and when the district needs to go to the voters for additional tax dollars through levies and/or bond issues.
The current members of the West Geauga Board of Education are President Michael Kilroy (term expires 12/31/15), Vice President Jackie Dottore (term expires 12/31/15) and members Ben Kotowski (term expires 12/31/15), Thomas Phelps (term expires 12/31/17) and Dan Thoreson (term expires 12/31/17). The president and vice president are elected every January by the five-member Board.
The regular business meetings of the Board of Education are held on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the West Geauga Middle School Community Room, 8611 Cedar Road in Chester Township (see schedule). All meetings are open to the public and media. A provision is made at each Board meeting to hear visitors wishing to speak on matters pertinent to the education of children in our schools. Anyone wishing to address the Board may do so during the Hearing of the Public. Upon request, West Geauga Local Schools will make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons who wish to participate in any of its activities.