Board Meetings

Regular Meeting Schedule

Generally, the Lakota Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Monday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise indicated, regular meetings are held at Lakota Plains Junior School (5500 Princeton Road) in the Media Center.  Dates and locations for board meetings are tracked on the board meeting calendar (at right), which is updated as any schedule changes are announced.

Other special meetings an changes of time may be called, as needed, and will be announced consistent with Ohio law. 

Executive Sessions

All school board meetings are open to the public. During regular meetings, the board may call a closed-door session, called an executive session.  Ohio law allows executive sessions for discussion only, and only to discuss personnel, property purchases, pending legal action, employee negotiations, or security.  The board may not take any votes or other action during executive sessions.

Public Comment

We welcome comments and questions at board meetings. Public participants must be residents of the school district or Lakota staff, and have a legitimate interest in the action of the school board. Public comment is limited to three minutes.

Two opportunities to address the board will be given during each meeting. The first opportunity is when members of the public may direct concerns, suggestions, questions, or comments to the Board on agenda items only. At the end of the meeting, a second opportunity is available to address items not on the agenda. Members of the public may address the board during both times, but on different topics.

During the "Public Comments" sections of the meeting, local residents who would like to address the board are invited to the podium. You will be asked to state your name and address, and may speak for up to three minutes. The public participation session is normally limited to 45 minutes.

To protect employees' rights to privacy, the board does not hear complaints or comments about specific employees in public session.

In general, the board oversees district-wide issues and policies. If you have individual concerns about a specific situation or student, it's best to first talk with the teacher, building principal, or school administrator. Lakota's goal is to work together with parents to resolve issues quickly, and staff members closest to the situation are oftentimes better able to do so.

However, if you still have questions or concerns after working with the staff member, please contact the superintendent or assistant superintendent.

Board Response

If appropriate, the board will occasionally respond immediately to questions or comments, but will often instruct the superintendent or treasurer to do further research and report back to the board and resident. If you have specific questions, you will receive a response either at the meeting or shortly thereafter. The board wants to ensure that it is fully informed before responding, and so if your questions are not addressed during the meeting, this does not indicate a lack of interest on the board's part.  A response will be forthcoming.

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting Notices

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Meeting Videos

Regularly-scheduled Board of Education meetings are videotaped by West Chester Cable and are shown on West Chester Cable public access channels.

For a schedule of repeat showings of Lakota Board of Education Meetings on West Chester Community Television, please visit West Chester Community TV website.

West Chester Township
Cable Box - Channel 15
Cable Ready - Channel 22

Liberty Township
Adelphia - Channel 21