Board of Education
Front row (l to r): Lauren Kawai, Dr. Laura Middleton
Back row (l to r): Deron Schwieterman, Todd Duwel, John Wilson
At the Aug. 8, 2022 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kyle Ramey submitted his official letter to the Board, informing them of his intention to retire effective Dec. 31, 2022.
Board members have begun the important work to find the District’s next superintendent. The Board has outlined a deliberate and engaging path forward. For more details on the plan, visit 2022 Superintendent Search.
Welcome to our first-ever video series from the Oakwood Schools Board of Education. We hope you will join us as we discuss topics important to the District and community.
In episode 2, we talk with Oakwood Schools Social Emotional Learning Facilitator Amy Samosky and Bridget Fiore Oakwood Schools Social Emotional Learning Interventionist.
Coming soon, episode 3, finances in Oakwood Schools
ROLE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Oakwood Schools is governed by a five-member School Board, elected at large and serving four-year terms.
All Board members maintain an email address to easily facilitate constituent communication. If you wish to contact a Board Member, please click on his/her name above.
As citizens who serve children and represent their community, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Boards 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.
Board members pull together as a team toward a common goal - helping students achieve. Board members contribute hundreds of hours each year leading their district and are deeply involved in activities, spending many hours at the schools and extracurricular events. Whether crafting policies, hiring administrators, listening to staff and student concerns, or recognizing outstanding programs, board members always keep their eyes on doing what is best for our students.
Oakwood Schools Board of Education demonstrated support for the Oakwood Inclusion Coalition, passing a resolution Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at the Board’s regular monthly meeting to recognize the community group.
OIC is a citizen-driven organization with the mission “to study, promote, and celebrate an inclusive, equitable, diverse and welcoming environment and community for everyone who lives, works, visits, or passes through Oakwood.”
“The Board of Education is pleased to join the Oakwood Inclusion Coalition to help advance the foundational importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and to help promote these values throughout our community. We hope the district's active collaboration fosters an authentic and meaningful dialogue and set of actions that extend far beyond our community's borders, which intersects with all people everywhere. We look forward to the opportunities to develop and grow through our own vulnerabilities and awareness,” Oakwood BOE President Todd Duwel said.
Oakwood City Council and the Wright Memorial Public Library approved similar resolutions.
Oakwood Schools uses BoardDocs, a cloud based management solution system, to manage all aspects of the preparation, approval and distribution of documents associated with board meetings.
To see meeting agendas, meeting minutes, board policies and additional information, go to BoardDocs. Click on the Meetings tab at the top, then click on the meeting date in the left column. You can then choose which meeting.
Board of Education meetings are held the second Monday of each month. Go to the Meeting Schedule for dates and times.
Meeting updates are made available following each meeting. You can review the Work Session and Regular Meeting information in the Meeting Update. Official minutes of Regular Meetings are presented for official review at the next month's meeting.
The policies of the Oakwood Schools are available at BoardDocs.
Pursuant to Oakwood Board of Education Policy 5517.01, bullying and other forms of aggressive behavior will be reported to the board. Semi-annual reports will be posted for review.