Board of Education

Voice Recognition

Board of Education

Board of Education

The Licking Heights Board of Education is made up of five members. Each member is elected to a four-year term unless appointed by the Board to fill a vacated seat that has fewer than two years left in the term. Ohio law requires that Board members must be a resident of the school district in which they serve.
Who they are...

The Board of Education sees its primary functions as legislative and judicial rather than administrative. Accordingly, it shall hold its chief administrative officer, the Superintendent of Schools, responsible for the efficient administration and supervision of the entire school system. However, the Board recognizes that it is ultimately responsible to the people for the proper administration of the schools.
The Board considers the following to be its major responsibilities:
  • to establish policy for the management of the schools
  • to select the Superintendent of the schools
  • to approve the annual budget and appropriation
  • to provide, by the exercise of its taxing power, the funds necessary to finance the operation of the schools
  • to consider and vote on the recommendations of the Superintendent in all matters of policy, appointment or dismissal of employees, salary schedules or other personnel regulations, or other matters pertaining to the welfare of the schools.
  • to select the District Treasurer
  • to concern itself and appraise the effectiveness with which the schools are achieving the educational purposes for which they are being operated and to concern itself with the reports submitted by the Superintendent regarding the conditions, efficiency, and needs of the schools
  • to invite the fullest cooperation of the citizens of the community and keep them adequately informed of the purposes, value, conditions, and needs of public education in the community
When the Board meets...
The Board meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the auditorium of Licking Heights High School unless otherwise noted. Board meetings are open to the public and attendees may address the Board according to the Public Participation Policy. All meetings are recorded.

Executive Sessions, Special Meetings and Emergency Meetings
The Board may enter into Executive Session from time to time. Ohio’s Open Meetings Act stipulates that a Board of Education must hold business in an open forum. The members are permitted to convene in a private session only to discuss certain matters and must return to public session to conduct a vote. The Board may hold an Executive Session to discuss: personnel matters, property purchases, legal action, negotiations with employee bargaining units, details of security arrangements, and matters the law says must be kept confidential. 
While Board members are able to conduct a vast portion of its business during regularly scheduled meetings, the Open Meetings Act permits the Board to call additional meetings throughout the year to manage issues that may need attention before the next scheduled meeting. The Board can call a Special Meeting or an Emergency Meeting. The Board must give at least 24 hours notice to hold a Special Meeting and must indicate the purpose. An Emergency Meeting with a defined purposed can be called with fewer than 24 hours notice only when immediate official action is required by the Board. 
Updated: 7/2019 

Regularly Scheduled Meetings...

All REGULAR meetings are currently being held at Central Middle School, 6565 Summit Rd., Community Outreach sessions begin at 6:00 p.m. and the Board meetings begin at at 7:00 p.m. 
Meeting agendas are available to review on BoardDocs.

  • January 8, 2019 Organizational 
  • January 15, 2019 Regular (no Community Outreach)
  • February 7, 2019 Special 7:30 PM @ LHHS (personnel considerations) 
  • February 20, 2019 Regular (Date change)
  • March 12, 2019 Regular @ Central MS (Date change)
  • April 16, 2019 Special & work session (building project status)
  • April 30, 2019 Regular (Date change)
  • May 14, Special & work session 6:30 PM @ Central MS (building project review)
  • May 21, 2019 Regular 
  • May 28, 2019 Special 6 PM @ BOE (personnel considerations) 
  • June 18, 2019 Regular 
  • June 28, 2019 Special 7:30 AM @ BOE (personnel considerations & end of FY financials) 
  • July 16, 2019 Regular 
  • August 20, 2019 Regular 
  • September 17, 2019 Regular
  • October 15, 2019 Regular
  • November 19, 2019 Regular 
  • December 17, 2019 Regular

 Updated 6/4/2019

Board Policies

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043

Licking Heights High School

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Middle School

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845

North Elementary

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

South Elementary

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625

West Elementary

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

Licking Heights Preschool

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736

© 2019. All Rights Reserved. Website Created by eSchoolView
View Text-Based Website