Board of Education

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COMMUNITY SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Current Board Members

Name   Phone # email

Troy Ruehrmund,  President
(term expires December 31, 2019) Years of Service: 1st 419-864-3691 troy.ruehrmund@cardington.k12.oh.us

Patricia Clark, Vice President(term expires December 31, 2017) Years of Service: 11th 419-864-3691 pat.clark@cardington.k12.oh.us

Vicki Kerman 
(term expires December 31, 2017) Years of Service: 3rd 419-946-1505 vicki.kerman@cardington.k12.oh.us 
Chuck Jones
(term expires December 31, 2019) Years of Service: 9th 419-864-3691 chuck.jones@cardington.k12.oh.us

Marilyn Davis 
(term expires December 31, 2019) Years of Service: 5th 419-864-3691 marilyn.davis@cardington.k12.oh.us
Board Agendas and Minutes 2016

January 11 Organizational and Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
January 21 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
February 3 Special Meeting Agenda Minutes
February 22 Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 14  Regular Meeting Agenda
April 11 Regular Meeting Agenda
May 9 Regular Meeting Agenda
May 24 Special Meeting Agenda
June 20 Regular Meeting Agenda
July No regular Meeting Scheduled 
August 8 Regular Meeting Agenda
September 12 Regular Meeting Agenda
October 10 Regular Meeting Agenda
November 14 Regular Meeting Agenda
December 12 Regular Meeting Agenda

Board of Education Policies and Guidelines (temporarily offline for maintenance)

January Organizational and Regular Meeting

The Authority and Powers of the Board of Education and its Individual Members

The supervision of the public schools of the Cardington-Lincoln Local School District shall be coducted by the Board of Education, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “Board”, which is constituted and governed by Code Title 33 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio. – CLLS Bylaw 0121

The Board of Education shall be a body politic and corporate, and, as such, capable of suing and being sued; contracting and being contracted with; acquiring, holding, possessing, and disposing of real and personal property; taking and holding in trust for the use and benefit of the District, any grant or devise of land and any donation or bequest of money or other personal property. R.C. 3313.17

The power of this Board consists of those matters expressly granted by statute and to those matters which may be necessarily implied from such powers specifically delegated as being necessary to carry them out. -CLLS Bylaw 0122

Board members as individuals do not separately possess the powers that reside in the Board of Education, except when and as expressly authorized by law or this Board but no Board member shall be denied facts or materials required for the proper performance of his/her duties to which s/he is legally entitled. -CLLS Bylaw 0122.1

Code of Ethics/Code of Conduct

The Board of Education believes quality public education and good Board service should be conducted in an ethical manner with traditional principles such as honesty, trust, fairness, and integrity. Each Board member should conform his/her conduct to Ohio law, the code of ethics recommended by the Ohio School Boards Association and the code of conduct set forth below as adopted from the National School Boards Association publication Becoming a Better Board Member.

While serving as a member of the Board of Education, each member is expected to agree to abide by the following code of ethics promulgated by the Ohio School Boards Association:

remember that my first and greatest concern must be the educational welfare of all students attending the public schools;
obey the laws of Ohio and the United States;
respect the confidentiality of privileged information;
recognize that as an individual Board member I have no authority to speak or act for the Board;
work with other members to establish effective Board policies;
delegate authority for the administration of the schools to the Superintendent and staff;
encourage ongoing communications among Board members, the Board, students, staff, and the community;
render all decisions based on the available facts and my independent judgment rather than succumbing to the influence of individuals or special interest groups;
make every effort to attend all Board meetings;
become informed concerning the issues to be considered at each meeting;
improve my boardmanship by studying educational issues and by participating in in-service programs;
support the employment of staff members based on qualifications and not as a result of influence;
cooperate with other Board members and administrators to establish a system of regular and impartial evaluations of all staff;
avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof;
refrain from using my Board position for benefit of myself, family members, or business associates;
express my personal opinions but, once the Board has acted, accept the will of the majority.

In addition, the Board of Education believes that each member should agree to work cooperatively and effectively with others and conform his/her behavior to the following code of conduct by collectively and individually agreeing to:
abide by the code of ethics promulgated by the Ohio School Boards Association
act as an advocate for the Schools and for children;
set high expectations for the work of the Board;
keep the Board’s primary focus on the best interests of students;
strive sincerely to build better relationships with one another and the Superintendent;
set clear goals for the Superintendent;
support the Superintendent and help him/her to be as effective as possible;
prepare carefully before each meeting so that when each Board member has the floor, s/he can make comments that are concise, organized, and clear;
vote his/her individual convictions based on the available facts and his/her independent judgment and refrain from surrendering his/her judgment to particular individuals or groups;
devote sufficient time, thought, and study to proposed actions;
become well versed in parliamentary procedure;
listen carefully and with courtesy when other people have the floor and are speaking during Board meetings;
refuse to become involved with micromanagement
emphasize planning, policymaking, and public relations rather than becoming involved in management of the schools;
establish clear goals for the District and ensure that the community is aware of these goals;
keep abreast of current educational issues within the District, throughout the State, and across the nation;
establish fair and equitable terms and conditions of employment and evaluation of all staff; and
select sound instructional strategies and materials and submit them to regular and impartial evaluations. CLLS bylaw -0123