Belpre City Schools
2014 Rockland Avenue
Belpre, OH 45714
Phone: 740-423-9511
Fax: 740-423-3050

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BCS Board of Education
                                                    Belpre City Schools 
      Board members
 Photo by Patrick Taylor

Bottom Row:  Brenda Church, Robert Wallace - President,
and Cathy O'Donnell
Top Row:  Leonard Wiggins, Fred Meredith - Vice President

Regular board of education meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m., at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center in the gymnasium.       Cathy O'Donnell          Brenda Church         Robert Wallace        Fred Meredith          Leonard Wiggins

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Board Meetings Schedule for 2016
The regular meetings of the Belpre City Board of Education are normally held on the third Monday of each month. Any exceptions will be communicated by way of social media.  Meetings will be held at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center gymnasium beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Below is the schedule for 2016 with changes noted:
February 15, 2016
March 14, 2016 (changed from 21st)
April 18, 2016
May 16, 2016
June 30, 2016 (changed from 27th)
July 18, 2016
August 15, 2016
September 19, 2016
October 17, 2016
November 21, 2016
December 19, 2016

2016 Board Committees 
OSBA Legislative Liaison - Robert Wallace
OSBA Student Achievement Liaison - Fred Meredith
Athletic Council - Fred Meredith
Negotiating Committee - Leonard Wiggins and Brenda Church
Evaluation of Superintendent - Fred Meredith and Cathy O'Donnell
Evaluation of Treasurer - Leonard Wiggins and Brenda Church
District Policy Committee - Cathy O'Donnell and Leonard Wiggins
Insurance /Wellness Committee - Brenda Church and Leonard Wiggins-alternate
Buildings and Grounds Committee - Fred Meredith and Cathy O'Donnell 

Job of a Board Member

Our school board is just one of 718 such boards across Ohio. Let’s say “thank you” to those who participate in what is perhaps the purest form of grassroots democratic principles upon which our republic was founded.
This January, local communities are invited to honor the contributions and dedication of their local school board members — those locally elected citizens who make decisions that affect, influence and direct the education of our youth.

As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members responsibilities. All Ohioans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected public officials play in the education of our children. They make a difference for students.

Their job is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, assure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning. That job entails an endless string of meetings and school functions to attend; reams of reports, agendas, proposals and other information to read and study; and a host of difficult decisions to make.

School board members come from all walks of life. They are farmers, secretaries, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, teachers, architects, truck drivers, professors, business owners and real estate agents, to name just a few.

While they wear many hats in the workday world, school board members put on a collective hat when they get down to the business of leading their school districts. Board members must pull together as a team toward a common goal — helping students achieve. While they may individually disagree on certain issues, their role as a board is to consistently strive toward that goal.

Board members contribute hundreds and hundreds of hours each year leading their districts. Whether crafting policies, hiring top-notch administrators, listening to staff and student concerns, or recognizing outstanding programs, board members always keep their eyes on the prize of student achievement.

The time spent in board meetings represents just a small fraction of the hours school board members devote to leading their districts. They also work hard at seminars and training sessions to keep abreast of the latest trends in educational leadership, are deeply involved in community activities, and spend many hours in the schools and at extracurricular events.

Their love of learning, and concern and caring for students, staff and the community, drive board members’ desire to lead so students can achieve.

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