Board of Education
Welcome to the Allen East Board of Education page. While here, you will find Board member e-mails, organizational information, and Board Bits, or unofficial summaries of meeting activities. Official meeting minutes are available by contacting Sue Young, Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Board of Citizens
Five citizens are elected to the board. Each member serves a four-year term. To maintain continuity, the terms are staggered. The board is a policy-making body that represents both the State of Ohio and district residents on all matters and decisions regarding public education. No individual member has the independent authority to speak for the board.
Duties of the Board
- Making sure all students of the district are provided with educational opportunities
- Hiring a superintendent and treasurer
- Overseeing the annual budget
- Approving contracts with district employees as required by law.
Board meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Board meetings are held in the Auditeria of Allen East Local School District, 9105 Harding Hwy. Also, the board occasionally conducts special meetings when district matters need immediate attention.
Ohio law permits board members to hold private discussions during a meeting. Executive sessions allow members to discuss personnel matters, property purchases, possible legal action, employment negotiations, security arrangements and items the law says must be kept confidential. Because Ohio law says all votes must be cast in public, executive sessions are for discussion purposes only.
The superintendent administers the district’s educational and co-curriculum programs and carries out board policies. The superintendent has the ultimate responsibility for curriculum, staffing, evaluation and all other educational services. The superintendent is directly responsible to the board. All other employees of the district, with the exception of the treasurer, are responsible to the superintendent.
The treasurer administers, in cooperation with the superintendent, the financial, legal and contractual business of the district. The treasurer is not a member of the board. Instead, the treasurer is an employee of the board.