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Board Conduct of Business

Meeting Dates & Times

The Triway Board of Education meets at 7:00 P.M. in the library of the Triway High School. Regular monthly meetings are typically held the third Monday of the month. The district web site and the Daily Record will publish any changes in date or time of regularly scheduled meetings.  Should there be a need for a special meeting of the Board, the date/time/location will be announced in the newspaper, as well as on the web site.

Sunshine Law

In compliance with state law and local policy, the Triway Board of Education meetings are open to the public.

Executive Session

The Board, under Ohio Law, may hold executive sessions during its meetings to discuss: 1) personnel matters, 2) purchase of property for public purposes, 3) pending or imminent court action, 4) negotiations with employees, 5) matters required to be kept confidential by Federal Law, rules, or State Statutes, and 6) specialized details of security arrangements.  Executive sessions are for discussion only.  All Board action will be taken in public session.

Order of Business
 

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Additions/Deletions to the Agenda
  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Reports
  • Old Business
  • Communications
  • Superintendent's Report and Recommendations
  • Visitors
  • New Business
  • Adjournment

Agendas 

Copies of the Board agenda are furnished the evening of the regular meeting at Triway High School.  The meeting content may vary slightly from time to time, depending upon circumstances. 

Visitors

The Board of Education shall solicit the advice and counsel of citizens in planning and operating the schools.  Meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public.  Visitors who would like to address the Board are asked to fill out the "Request to Speak" form and give it to a Board Member before the meeting is called to order.  The Board President will recognize the request during the visitor section of the agenda.

At its regular meeting, the Board considers matters pertaining to the entire school district. Questions concerning individual students or personnel should be discussed privately with those teachers or administrators closest to the situation.

Charges / Complaints / Challenges

At a public meeting of the Board, no person should orally initiate charges against individual employees of the district, or challenge instructional materials used in the district.  All such charges, complaints and challenges should be presented to the Superintendent in writing, signed by the complainant.  All such charges if presented to the Board directly will be referred to the Superintendent for investigation and report.  Challenges of instructional materials used in the district are to be pursued through normal administrative channels, i.e., teacher, building principal, superintendent, board.

Use of Audio and Video Devices at Board Meetings

Photographic and electronic audio/video devices may be used at regular and special Board meetings legally open to the public as long as the following guidelines are met: 1) devices may be used only when all parties involved have been informed, 2) operations of the devices are not disruptive to those present at the meeting, and 3) the Board has a right to halt any and all recording that interrupts or disturbs the meeting.

Organization of the Board

The Triway Board of Education consists of five publicly elected members.  It is their duty to establish policy, evaluate the educational program, and to determine whether worthwhile objectives are being accomplished. 

The educational goal of the Triway Board of Education is to provide every child in the school system with the maximum educational experience which he or she can absorb, subject only to the limitations of each individual, and the financial support which the school district is willing to provide.

Role of the Superintendent

As the Chief Executive Officer of the Triway Public Schools, the Superintendent’s responsibility is to uphold the objectives of the Board of Education, maintain the highest standards of educational practice, administrative effectiveness and financial control in operating the schools, communicate with parents and the total community, and develop plans for future growth of the school system.

Role of the Treasurer

Employed directly by the Board, the Treasurer serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the school district and is responsible for managing all types of public funds as required by law and in accordance with board policies. In cooperation with the Superintendent, the Treasurer assists in administering the financial, legal and contractual business of the district. The Treasurer is not a member of the board, but serves as its secretary at board meetings.


The Triway Board of Education office, located on the main floor of Triway High School, is open from 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. weekdays.

The Superintendent is willing to discuss, at any time, matters of concern with Triway residents and parents.  The office phone number is (330) 264-9491.

3205 Shreve Road • Wooster, OH 44691 • 330.264.9491