Bowling Green City Schools is governed by a five-member Board of Education. The Board hires and evaluates a Superintendent of Schools and a Treasurer of the Board.
The Board's duties include the following:
- Adopting an annual budget and appropriation measures.
- Exercising its taxing power to provide funds for the operation of the District.
- Considering and passing upon the recommendations of the Superintendent in all matters of policy, appointment or dismissal of employees, salary schedules or other personnel regulations, courses of study, selection of textbooks, or other matters pertaining to the welfare of schools.
- Informing the public concerning the progress and needs of the schools, and to solicit and weigh public opinion as it affects the schools.
Board members are elected at large to serve four year terms. A member may serve unlimited consecutive terms. Board members are elected according to a schedule that staggers their term expiration dates. Officers serve a term of one year, and may be re-elected. The Board sets meeting dates in January for the entire calendar year.
Generally, the Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Regular meetings are typically held in the Lobby of the Performing Arts Center, 540 West Poe Road at 5:30pm, unless there is a scheduling conflict. Dates and places for each individual regular Board meeting are listed on this page. The public is welcome.
The tentative agenda for regular Board of Education meetings will be available the Monday before the meeting to provide timely information about topics of discussion to the community. This tentative agenda may be amended to reflect last minute changes, however, to the best of our knowledge these are the main points that will be covered at the meeting. An updated and final agenda will be available at the meeting and will be posted on this page the day after the meeting. Minutes from Board Meetings are approved at the following month's meeting. Once Board approved, minutes will be posted on this page the day after the meeting.
Board meetings are streamed live and available for viewing on our district YouTube Channel. The public can find previous meetings back to July 2019 on the channel.
Public Participation at Board Meetings
The Board of Education recognizes the value 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 is committed to conducting its meetings in a productive and efficient manner that assures that the regular agenda of the Board is completed in a reasonable period of time, honors the voluntary nature of the Board's time and using that time efficiently, and allows for a fair and adequate opportunity for input to be considered.
The Board oversees district-wide issues and policies. Specific questions for Board members, Superintendent or Treasurer should be directed via email or phone to allow them to gather accurate information. Individual concerns about a specific situation or student should first be directed to the relevant teacher, principal, or school administrator. If the concern has not been adequately addressed, then please contact the Superintendent or Directors. To protect employees' rights to privacy, the Board does not hear complaints or comments about specific employees in public session.
The Board offers participation to members of the public in accordance with the procedures outlined below. The presiding officer of each Board meeting shall administer the rules of the Board for its conduct.
- Public participation may be permitted as indicated on the order of business.
- Anyone having a legitimate interest in the actions of the Board may participate during the public portion of a meeting.
- Attendees should register their intention to participate in the public portion of the meeting upon their arrival at the meeting or as directed for virtual meetings.
- Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and must state their name, address, and group affiliation.
- Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to 3 minutes.
- No participant may speak more than once on the same topic unless all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.
- The presiding officer may address comments deemed frivolous, repetitive, off-topic, harassing, abusive, and/or obscene, and conduct that lacks decorum and/or interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting.
- The portion of the meeting during which the participation of the public is invited shall be limited to 30 minutes.
All Board meetings are open to the public. During those meetings, the Board may call a closed-door session, called an executive session. Ohio law allows executive sessions for discussion only, and only to discuss personnel, property purchases, pending legal action, employee negotiations, or security. The Board may not take any votes or other action during executive sessions.
Provide excellent instruction and equitable opportunities for each student.
BGCS is committed to high academic expectations and extracurricular opportunities in an inclusive, caring, safe, and healthy environment. We empower and support our teachers to be responsive to each student through challenging and engaging curriculum. We partner with families and community to ensure student success.
Click here to see the entire Bowling Green City Schools Strategic Plan.
Statement of Compliance with Federal and State Laws
The Bowling Green School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital, or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. The district complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1976, which gives parents the right to examine their child's official records. In addition, the school system complies with the Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Title I, Title II, Title IV, Title V, and Part B-IDEA applications are developed annually. Questions and suggestions are always welcome and considered. Inquiries may be directed to the Superintendent of Schools, 137 Clough Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, (419) 352-3576, ext. 4001.
Education Opens Doors
Meeting the needs of individual children within the school environment is the philosophy of the Bowling Green School District. The district complies with federal regulations and the State Board of Education's Rules for the Education of Handicapped Children, and takes an active role in identifying children who may have disabilities.
If you know a child from birth through 21 years of age who may have a disability, and who is not receiving services, contact the Administrative Offices at 352-3576. For more information see the Ohio Department of Education's Website