Board of Education
2021 Board of Education:
(L to R): Mike Miller, John Wilson, Cassie Darr, Todd Duwel and Deron Schwieterman
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.
The Oakwood Schools Board of Education held a Special Meeting Monday, July 12, 2021 at 6 p.m. to update the community on the Fair and Accurate Grading Scale study. To view a recording of that meeting and other information related to the study, visit the Fair and Accurate Grading Project web page.
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.
Oct. 11, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
Sept. 13, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
Aug. 9, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
July 12, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
July 12, 2021 Special Meeting
June 14, 2021 Regular Board 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.
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.
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 1, we talk with community member Sam Dorf, a member of the Oakwood Inclusion Committee and Citizens for a Better Oakwood.