Board Of Education


2020 BOE Meeting Schedule

BoardDocs Website

Board Policy (NEOLA)

Public Participation at Board Meetings

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 policy 0169.1.

If you have a question or comment you wish to bring before the Board, please complete the online form linked below by 10 am othe day of the board meeting. Paper versions of this form will be available at the board meeting. Policy 0169.1 in full can be found on our policy site linked above or at the bottom of the public participation form.

BOE Public Participation Form

2020 BOE Committee Assignments




L. Sue Herman, President

Term expires: 12/31/2023




Bill Gantz, Vice President

Term expires: 12/31/2021





Michael Knapic, D.O.

Term expires: 12/31/2023




Dan Stavnezer

Term expires: 12/31/2021



EdChoice Board of Education Resolution


Short Guide to Board Meetings

The Role of the Board


The primary responsibility of the board is to establish programs and procedures that will facilitate maximum learning for every student. The board must accomplish this while also being responsible for wise management of resources available to the district. The board must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy and by evaluating the results; further, it must carry out its functions openly, while seeking the involvement and contributions of the public, students and staff in its decision-making process. 




The Organization of the Board of Education 

The president and vice president of the board positions are determined by the election of fellow board members at the Organizational Meeting in January of each year. The president conducts the meetings, acts as spokesperson for the board and performs various legal functions such as signing contracts. The vice-president conducts the meeting and board business in the absence of the president. 

Role of the Superintendent 

The superintendent of schools is the chief administrative officer of the district and is responsible for the execution of the board's policies and the day-to-day operation of the school district. By delegation, the board provides the superintendent with the freedom to manage the schools within the board's policies, freeing the board to devote its time to policy-making and appraisal functions. The superintendent is not a member of the board, but reports directly to the board. 

Role of the Treasurer 

The treasurer serves as the chief financial officer of the school district and is responsible for the receipt, investment, accounting and disbursement of all types of public funds as required by law and in accordance with board policies. The treasurer is not a member of the board, but serves as its secretary at board meetings. 

The Meetings 

The Wooster City School Board establishes its meetings for the year at the Organizational Meeting each January. All Board of Education meetings are open to the public except those called to be held in Executive Session. 

Executive Sessions 

According to Ohio's Sunshine Law, the board may call an executive session to: 

  • consider matters involving personnel;
  • consider the purchase or sale of property;
  • consult with an attorney;
  • prepare for, conduct or review negotiations with employees;
  • consider matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or state statutes;
  • consider specialized details of security arrangements;
  • conferences called by a member of the Ohio Auditor's Office or an appointed certified public accountant for the purpose of an audit.


No official action may be taken in executive session. To take action on any matter discussed, the board must reconvene in open session.