Board of Education

Woodmore Board of Education District Office

349 Rice St. P.O. Box 701

Elmore, Ohio 43416

Hours 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (Monday - Friday)

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Board Members (left to right):

Traci Hernandez - Vice President thernandez@woodmoreschools.com

Jan Busdeker - Member jbusdeker@woodmoreschools.com

Andy Miller - Member amiller@woodmoreschools.com

Jim Boss ­- Member jboss@woodmoreschools.com

Chad Bringman - President cbringman@woodmoreschools.com

Board Goals

THE WOODMORE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING GOALS:

Motto: Doing what is best for “Our Kids“ every day

Mission Statement: Woodmore Local Schools strives to create a positive culture in order to prepare our students with the knowledge and values to succeed today and in the future.

District Goals: 2020-2021 School Year

Goal 1: Provide a safe educational environment for students, staff and visitors of our buildings

Areas of Focus:

* Continue collaborative working relationships with our Emergency Management Agencies

* Continue to monitor and improve School Safety Plan

Goal 2: To Improve Student Achievement

* Actively engage students in their learning

* Give all students the support to realize at least a full year of academic growth

* Build student’s ability to think deeply and critically, to problem solve, and create independently

Areas of Focus:

* Provide continued support for Ohio’s Learning Standards through consistent implementation of all curriculum and curricular initiatives, including examining current pedagogy

* Begin implementation of Reading Improvement Plan for K-grade 3

* Continue/begin implementation of the Response to Intervention frameworks at all levels

* Use data to drive decision-making and instructional practices

* Continue to integrate technology with the curriculum, expand STEAM initiatives, and introduce project-based learning

* Continue to grow the instructional leadership skills of administrators and teachers

* Examine current functionality of special education department

Measurement:

* Improve Report Card Performance Index one level

* Building-based rubric for engagement, support, and critical thinking

Goal 3: To Foster a Culture of High Expectations, Empathy and Trust among staff, administration, and students

* Implementation of building-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports at the elementary level

* Strengthen and build on Jimmy Casas Culturize

* Strengthen and build on VBO

* Each building will develop a plan to devote time at the beginning of the year to create positive relationships and set expectations

Measurement:

* Increase student & staff attendance rate

Goal 4: To Foster Positive Relationships with the Woodmore Community through constructive interactions and communication

Areas of Focus:

* Improve technology platforms to engage community

* Continue to promote Woodmore Local Schools

2021 Board Committee Assignments

OSBA Legislative Liaison: Jan Busdeker

PENTA Representative: Andy Miller

OSBA Student Achievement Liason: Jan Busdeker

Finance and Audit Committee Representatives: Jim Boss and Andy Miller

Public Input

The Board of Education recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest. The Board offers public participation to members of the public in accordance with the procedures below. The Board applies these procedures to all speakers and does not discriminate based on the identity of the speaker, content of the speech, or viewpoint of the speaker.

The Woodmore Board of Education wholeheartedly believes that public participation enhances our decisions and helps us connect with the residents of our community. Further, the Board recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest. The Board’s ultimate goal is to promote trust, confidence, and hope among community members in public meetings, and to maintain proper decorum and respect at meetings.

The Board is also committed to conducting its meetings in a productive and efficient manner that assures that the agenda of the Board is completed in a reasonable period of time, honors the voluntary nature of the Board's time and using that time efficiently, and allows for a fair and adequate opportunity for input to be considered. Consequently, public participation at Board meetings will be governed by the following principles:

The presiding officer of each Board meeting at which public participation is permitted shall administer the rules of the Board for its conduct.

The presiding officer shall be guided by the following rules:

  1. Public participation shall be permitted as indicated on the order of business.

  2. Anyone having a legitimate interest in the actions of the Board may participate during the public portion of a meeting.

  3. Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and will be requested to preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address, topic, and group affiliation, if and when appropriate.

  4. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to five (5) minutes duration unless extended by the presiding officer.

  5. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic unless all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.

  6. Audio or video recordings are permitted. The person operating the recorder should contact the Superintendent prior to the Board meeting to review the possible placement of the equipment, and must agree to abide by the following conditions:

    1. No obstructions are created between the Board and the audience.

    2. No interviews are conducted in the meeting room while the Board is in session.

    3. No commentary, adjustment of equipment, or positioning of operators is made that would distract either the Board or members of the audience while the Board is in session and not disrupt the meeting.

The presiding officer may:

    1. Prohibit public comments that are frivolous, repetitive, and/or harassing;

    2. Interrupt, warn, or terminate a participant's statement when the statement is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, off-topic, obscene, or irrelevant;

    3. References to specific staff members by name or title will not be allowed. The Board believes that complaints and grievances are best handled and resolved as close to their origin as possible. Although no member of the community is denied the right to bring his/her complaints to the Board, he/she will be referred to the proper administrative channels, for resolution before investigation or action by the Board

    4. Request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum or is disruptive to the conduct of the meeting;

    5. Request the assistance of law enforcement officers in the removal of a disorderly person when that person's conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting;

    6. Limit the time for public participate due to time constraints and to maintain decorum;

    7. Call for a recess or an adjournment to another time when the lack of public decorum so interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting as to warrant such action;

    8. Waive these rules with the approval of the Board when necessary for the protection of privacy or the administration of the Board's business.

The portion of the meeting during which the participation of the public is invited shall be limited to thirty (30) minutes unless extended by a vote of the Board.