• COVID-19 ALERT:

    Now that school has started, we expect there to be positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff. Even if students or staff test negative, they may be quarantined for a certain period of time due to exposure. Our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall news article has been updated with a link to ACTIVE POSITIVE cases by building as we are notified by parents, staff, and/or the health department. Please DO NOT panic if your child comes home with packets of work, as many staff members are creating such work just in case.

    As previously noted in our COVID-19 Response Plan For Fall, there is the potential for building or district closure due to staffing shortages or a large percentage of students testing positive for COVID-19. Likewise, transportation plans could be altered or delayed due to driver shortages. Please be sure your family has contingency plans should a building or the district have to close due to staffing shortages or outbreaks. 

     

    Please remember, a staff member or student out of school does not necessarily mean their absence reflects a positive case of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.  

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Board of Education

2020 Sidney City Schools Board of Education

 

The Board of Education consists of five elected and one standing member, that being the district Treasurer. Normally these elected positions are for a four-year term and staggered every two years, meaning that three positions are up for election one year and the remaining two are elected two years later. Each term begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st.

 

Meeting dates are set for the year during the first meeting of the year.

 

There is a common misconception that the Board of Education is highly involved in the daily operation of the school district, however, that is not the case. It is the responsibility of the Board to employ a qualified Superintendent and Treasurer; it is the responsibility of these two employees to operate the school district. The Board then either approves or disapproves the recommendations of the Superintendent and/or Treasurer. Additionally, the Board serves as an advisor to the Superintendent and Treasurer as well as conduit to the community.

 

Board of Education Meetings

 

The Board of Education generally meets at 6PM on the third Monday of the month. All meetings are held in the lower level community room at the Board of Education Office (750 S. Fourth Avenue).

 

Meeting times, dates, and locations are subject to change; call (937) 497-2200 to verify dates and times or visit BoardDocs to see the monthly meeting schedule.

 

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

Access meeting agendas and minutes beginning December 2018 to present through Board Docs. Older meeting Agendas and Minutes can be to the right under Archived Meetings. 

 

Addressing the Board

 

The Board of Education is interested in your ideas and concerns. The work session meeting provides an opportunity for public participation, whereby individuals have an opportunity to offer ideas, ask questions, and raise concerns in the public meeting. If you would like to address the Board, here are some suggestions to consider:

 

Take your concern or idea to the person best suited to address it.

  • Meet with the teacher and/or principal; or
  • Contact the Superintendent or Treasurer; then
  • Call a Board of Education member if you are unsatisfied or feel that your idea or concern was not acknowledged.

 

If you remain unsatisfied, you may wish to address the entire Board at its work session meeting. This can be done by checking the “Public Participation” box on the sign-in sheet before the meeting begins. You will also need to provide your name and address.

 

During the Public Participation portion of the meeting, you will be asked to step to the microphone to present your topic. Please keep in mind there is a three minute limit for each speaker. Presenters are always welcome to provide handouts or other materials.

 

Please know that Public Participation is not a dialog or discussion between the speaker and the Board. It is an opportunity for you to present any ideas or concerns to the Board in a public forum. The Board will not debate the merits of your position; they will respectfully listen to your presentation.

 

You can expect the Board President to respond to your presentation through one or more of the following steps:

  • Ask the Superintendent or a member of the Administration to follow up with you
  • Refer your concern to a committee of the Board for further study
  • Set a date for further follow-up or review
  • Acknowledge that your concern may not be able to be addressed at the present time
  • Thank you for your input and interest

 

You are also welcome to write to the Board in care of Sidney City Schools at 750 S. Fourth Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365.

 

 

Bylaws and Policies

View the Sidney City Schools Bylaws and Policies.

Board Members

Meetings

10/19/2020
6:00 PM
Regular Meeting
@ BOE Community Room (basement)
11/16/2020
12:01 PM
Regular Meeting
@ BOE Community Room (basement)
12/15/2020
6:00 PM
Regular Meeting
@ BOE Community Room (basement)
ARCHIVED MEETINGS

Documents

Links