Board of Education
Lakota Local Schools is governed by a five-member board that hires and evaluates a superintendent of schools and a treasurer of the board.
The board's duties include the following:
Adopting an annual budget and appropriation measures.
Exercising its taxing power to provide funds for the operation of the district.
Considering and passing upon the recommendations of the superintendent in all matters of policy, appointment or dismissal of employees, salary schedules or other personnel regulations, courses of study, selection of textbooks, or other matters pertaining to the welfare of schools.
Informing the public concerning the progress and needs of the schools, and to solicit and weigh public opinion as it affects the schools.
Board members are elected at large for four-year terms. A member may serve unlimited consecutive terms. Board members are elected according to a schedule that staggers their term expiration dates. Officers serve a term of one year, and may be re-elected. The Board sets meeting dates in January for the entire calendar year.
Pictured - Seated left to right: Vice President Isaac Adi and President Lynda O'Connor; Standing left to right: Darbi Boddy, Julie Shaffer and Kelley Casper.