Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District

Pride and Dedication, Excellence in Education

     Plymouth-Shiloh  Local School District has been guided by a Board of Education which maintains a consistent goal­—to provide an education in which excellence is the standard.
 
     Today, the legacy of the past remains the vision for the future. Elected members of the Board of Education, serving the young people of the Plymouth-Shiloh School District, are ever-mindful of traditions of excellence and challenges of years to come.
 
     As a resident of the district, you are invited to become active in the educational life of your community by attending meetings of the Board of Education. Typically, regular meetings are held at 6:30 pm., the third Monday of each month, in the district’s administration building located at 365 Sandusky Street in Plymouth, Ohio
 
     If you wish to speak to the Board of Education, time is set aside at the beginning of each regular meeting for citizens to discuss issues of concern. There is a sign in process that needs to be completed first.
 
     Times and dates of all Board meetings are submitted for publication to The Shelby Daily Globe and Willard Times. Minutes of meetings will also be published on the web site. Meetings of the Board are open to the public, except for executive sessions during which Board members may discuss only business as defined by the Ohio Revised Code. These are personnel matters, sale or purchase of property, legal matters, and negotiations or bargaining sessions. Executive sessions are for discussion only. All formal action must be taken at a regular or special meeting open to the public.
 
     As a taxpayer, you are an investor in one of the finest school systems in Ohio. Your involvement in the Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District will help maintain its vitality and ensure that past success remains a strong foundation for children of tomorrow.
 
     Your involvement can begin at the school level. As a parent, get to know your child’s teachers. Scheduled conferences are held each year for parents and annual open houses at all schools provide formal opportunities to meet the teaching staff.
 
     There are a variety of student organizations and activities which need the time and talents of both parents and non-parents. These include PTA groups, booster clubs, and program advisory committees. We invite you to ask us before or after the meeting how your involvement can be meaningful to our students. 
 
     The Plymouth-Shiloh Local Board of Education is legally responsible for the education of young people living within the school district. The Board’s primary responsibility is to set policy upon which all administrative action is based. The Board must:
  • establish a sound philosophy for all educational programs and activities
  • provide leadership for progress through a consensus of goals and objectives
  • adopt policies for the operation of the school district
  • approve adequate methods of program evaluation
  • develop sound financial plans consistent with district needs and with community resources and expectations.

     Board of Education members are elected at large for four-year terms in staggered, odd-numbered years. Ohio legislation establishes a maximum amount for Board member compensation.

     The Board employs the superintendent to provide educational leadership and to implement policies and procedures through the administrative, teaching, and support staffs, and a treasurer who serves as the district’s chief fiscal officer.

 
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