Board of School Directors
Our school board is a locally-elected government body that serves as the agent of the state legislature and the representatives of the community in providing a high-quality public education for the students of the school district.
School Board members perform three fundamental functions:
Our school board consists of nine, unpaid members who serve a four-year term. School board elections are held every two years, and the number of seats up for election is staggered, with five seats elected one term, then four seats elected the alternate term.
- Hiring and supervision of the Superintendent
- Setting board policy
- Enacting the district's annual budget.
Bill Otto, Board PresidentSchool Board Committee StructureThe Hempfield Board of School Directors utilizes a committee structure to efficiently accomplish their work. The standing committees, including Buildings & Grounds, Board Policy, Extracurricular, and Finance, meet on a regular schedule to complete due diligence. These meetings are all open to the public. The committee then reports information and recommendations to the full board.
On the first Tuesday of each month, the School Board meets as a whole committee to hear standing committee reports and recommendations, and review potential voting items. Although voting can occur during the first School Board Meeting, most voting occurs during the second meeting, on the second Tuesday of each month, which is called the Regular Meeting.