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Board of Education Meetings

BOARD OF EDUCATION

GJPS Board of Education

2023 Board of Education Meetings And Workshops

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


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
Third Thursday of each month

NEW BOARD OF EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
First Thursday of each month

FINANCE AND FACILITIES MEETINGS
Tuesday prior to each Regular Board of Education meeting

NEW COMMUNITY CONVERSATION OPPORTUNITY
We are also pleased to announce several members of the Board will join Superintendent Dr. Tracey Deagle at her bi-monthly community coffees. These conversations provide additional opportunities for open dialogue with our Board members and Superintendent. These informal gatherings will be held at different coffee shops in our community.

*Please see below for descriptions of our 2023 Board of Education meetings and workshops.

 

GJPS Board of Education Members

CONTACT THE GJPS BOARD OF EDUCATION
The GJPS community is always welcome to contact board members directly via phone or email for any questions or concerns regarding board business.

YouTube Live-Stream Meeting Links and Archive

 

Board of Education Livestream Link and Recording Archive Link

 

All meetings and workshops will be live streamed and recorded. Community members can watch meetings and workshops on their computers, smartphones or tablets.

Streaming for Board of Education meetings and workshops will go live 15 minutes prior to start of meeting.

When a meeting is in progress and the video stream is live, the YouTube link will go to the current live stream.  Otherwise, it will go to the GJPS Board of Education Recording Archive.

Links to individual meetings can also be found on the agenda for that meeting on the GJPS BoardDocs site.


Tuesday, January 17
6:30 p.m. Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting
YouTube Live Link

Thursday, January 19
6:30 p.m. Board of Education Meeting
YouTube Live Link


 

BOARD MEETING AGENDAS & MINUTES

You may view the electronic agenda for all meetings and workshops at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meetings.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Live-stream Links at BoardDocs

 


Board of Education Meeting and Workshop Descriptions

New Board of Education Meeting Structure for 2023
A Board of Education organizational meeting is the Board's first meeting in a calendar year. This meeting sets the outline and expectations for the upcoming year. At our organizational meeting on January 11, 2023, our Board took time to reflect on the past year’s engagement with the community.

As a result of this reflection, the Board has set a new structure for its meetings that will allow both the Board and the public to learn more about the work done by those in our District. This new structure is designed to increase the opportunity for community engagement.

ALL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Location: Clark Hall, 380 Granville Street, Gahanna
Time: 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified)


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
Third Thursday of each month
Open to the public


These meetings will be unchanged from their current format and continue to include the opportunity for public participation.

Public Participation at Regular Meetings
The Board encourages and welcomes communication with the community. Public participation will remain unchanged during our Regular Board meetings and must comply with the Public Participation Bylaw.

Anyone who wants to speak on an item should complete a speaker request form available at the sign-in table before the meeting. Up to three minutes are allocated to express a concern and/or to provide additional materials to the Board for later review or reply.


NEW BOARD OF EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
First Thursday of each month
Open to the Public

A Board of Education workshop meeting is intended for the Board to hear from each Department Director in the District. This provides further opportunity for the community to learn more about the operation of the District. Student learning and achievement will be discussed during these Board workshops and will no longer be a separate meeting.

There will be no public participation at these workshops because that time is reserved at the Board meeting.


FINANCE AND FACILITIES MEETINGS
Tuesday prior to each Regular Board of Education meeting
Open to the public


The focus of these meetings will continue to be on Phase Two construction and the finances of the District. The structure of these meetings will remain unchanged.


EXECUTIVE SESSION BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
As Needed
Closed to the public

An Executive Session is a closed-door meeting. During an executive session, per Ohio law, boards may only discuss:

  1. Personnel matters
  2. The sale or purchase of property
  3. Legal matters

Executive Sessions allow for discussion only. Ohio law requires any vote by the school board must be done in a public forum outside of an Executive Session.


UPDATE FOR POLICY COMMITTEE AND STUDENT LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT
Policy committee has become an internal superintendent committee with two board members serving on that committee. All recommended new policies or policy changes will now have two readings at two different board meetings. This change will provide more opportunity for community members to speak on recommendations before the board votes. As noted above, student learning and achievement will now be discussed at each of our Board workshops.

 

2023 Board of Education Regular Meetings and Workshops

BOARD AGENDAS AND MINUTES 

INTRODUCING BOARDDOCS FOR AGENDAS, MINUTES AND LIVE-STREAM LINKS
We are also pleased to announce that we have begun using BoardDocs for our Board of Education meeting agendas and minutes. BoardDocs is an easy-to-use platform that replaces the costly method of compiling and printing paper agenda packets with an electronic format to share agendas and minutes with our community. The GJPS BoardDoc site will allow you to view our new electronic documents at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meetings.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Live-stream Links at BoardDocs


2022-2023 Regular and Special Meeting Agendas and Minutes


Past Meeting and Committee Archives

2018-2019 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2019-2020 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2020-2021 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

2021-22 Meeting Agendas and Minutes  


Meeting Schedule for Public Attendance/Viewing

Board meetings will be held the following dates at Clark Hall, 380 Granville Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

2023 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATES AND WORKSHOPS

REGULAR MEETINGS  WORKSHOPS  FINANCE & FACILITIES
January 19, 2023    January 17, 2023
February 16, 2023  February 2, 2023  February 14, 2023
March 16, 2023  March 2, 2023  March 14, 2023
 April 20, 2023  April 6, 2023  April 18, 2023
 May 18, 2023  May 4, 2023  May 16, 2023
 June 15, 2023  June 1, 2023  June 13, 2023
 July 20, 2023  June 29, 2023 **  July 18, 2023
 August 17, 2023  August 3, 2023  August 15, 2023
 September 21, 2023  September 7, 2023  September 19, 2023
 October 19, 2023  October 5, 2023  October 17, 2023
 November 16, 2023  November 2, 2023  November 14, 2023
 December 14, 2023  December 7, 2023  December 12, 2023

** June 29, 2023 Workshop will be held at Central Office at 8:00 a.m.