The Work of Your Board of Education
Toledo voters elect five people to serve on the Board for four-year terms. Board Members are dedicated to the education of all children in the TPS district, and accountable to the community. They research issues; lobby for the district's fair share of money from local, state and federal legislators; attend school events; represent TPS on multiple task forces; discuss and vote on policy issues; and approve recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools and TPS Treasurer on curriculum, personnel and finances.
Making A Presentation to the Board
To speak before the Board, please contact the TPS Interim Treasurer, Matt Cleland, at the Thurgood Marshall Bldg.before noon on the meeting day. Call 419-671-8245. You will be asked to identify yourself, any organization you represent, and the topic you wish to speak about. At the meeting, you may want to provide15 copies of any material for distribution. Your presentation should be no longer than 3 minutes.
Public Participation at Board Meetings
The Board desires citizens of the district to attend its sessions so that they may become better acquainted with the public schools and so that the Board may hear the ideas and wishes of the public.
To permit citizens to be heard and at the same time conduct its meetings efficiently, the Board will hear from the public only at times scheduled for such comments and presentations on the meeting agenda.
At each meeting, the agenda will set aside time when spokespersons for school-related organizations may comment or make presentations. Time also will be scheduled for presentations/comments by spokespersons for nonschool-related groups and individuals. Comments and presentations by school-related and nonschool-related spokespersons will be limited to three minutes per person and fifteen minutes per topic, except as additional time is granted. The Board President has the discretion to modify the time limits outlined in the prior sentence. The Board President may, if requested by the public, schedule a special meeting for the purpose of hearing public comment on a specific topic.
The Board requires that an individual or community group desiring to make a presentation on a particular topic submit a request in writing, by fax, or by a phone call, to the school district Treasurer/designee no later than noon the day of the meeting. This request should include each speaker's complete name; the full address of each speaker; the topic that will be addressed by each speaker; and when possible, one written copy of the statement each speaker is to make before the Board.
When addressing the Board, the speaker will direct questions to the President of the Board. The Board President, or a Board Member, may ask a speaker questions in order to clarify the discussion. No speaker will use employees' names or present complaints against individual employees in a public meeting. In addition, discussion of matters which are currently under legal review will not be permitted.
The President of the Board may terminate the comments of any speaker whose remarks are abusive, defamatory, or designed to disrupt the meeting.
To Contact the Board
The office of the Board of Education may be reached:
Schedule of Regular Monthly Board Meetings for 2011-2012 School Year.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Thurgood Marshall Bldg., 420 E. Manhattan Blvd.
Meetings are open to the public.
Please click on the Board of Education calendar for scheduled meetings.