2022 Board of Education sitting at a table.

Board of Education


Board of Education & Leadership

2022 Board of Education standing in a group. 

(Back row l-r) Dion Manley, Sue Horn

(Front row, l-r) Board Vice-President Daphne Moehring, Kara Coates, Board President Beryl Piccolantonio

Duties of the School Board include:

  • Making rules and regulations necessary for the government of the school district
  • Making sure all students of the district are provided with educational opportunities
  • Appointing a school superintendent and electing a treasurer
  • Overseeing the annual budget
  • Entering into contracts with all personnel in the manner required by Ohio laws

The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education seeks to provide all students the maximum educational opportunities within the constraints of available facilities, financial resources, legal requirements and citizen involvement.

The board fulfills these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policies and evaluating the results.

2023Board of Education Meetings and Workshop

Location: Clark Hall, 380 Granville Street, Gahanna
Time: 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)

Third Thursday of each month

First Thursday of each month

Tuesday prior to each Regular Board of Education meeting 

Bi-monthly informal gatherings held at different coffee shops in our community.

With the exception of executive sessions, meetings of the board are open to the public. During executive sessions, board members may discuss only three types of business as defined by the Ohio law: personnel matters, the sale or purchase of property, and legal matters. Since Ohio law states that all school board voting must be done in public, executive sessions are for discussion purposes only.

More Information about GJPS Board of Education Meetings and Workshops 

Bylaws and Policies

The Board will evaluate how policies have been implemented and their general effectiveness. It will rely on the school staff, students, and community to provide evidence of the effect of the policies it has adopted. It will be the policy of the Board to review its policies and procedures on a continuing basis in order to keep them up-to-date.

Bylaws & Policies

Election of Board Members

The public chooses its board of education candidates by the petition method. They are elected at the November general election in odd-numbered years. The board meets during the first 15 days of January to elect a president and vice president to serve for the coming year.

Superintendent's Role

The Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer is employed by the board to carry out policies and to administer the affairs of the District on a day-to-day basis. He is not a member of the board. The superintendent is responsible to the board while all other employees of the district, either directly or indirectly, are responsible to the superintendent or the treasurer.

Treasurer's Role

The Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer is employed by the board to administer, in cooperation with the superintendent, the financial, legal and contractual business of the school district. He is not a member of the board. The treasurer also reports directly to the board.

* Effective September 2012