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Regular Meeting Schedule

All regular meetings are held at Lakota Plains Junior School (5500 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, Ohio) in the Media Center unless otherwise indicated. Meeting time is 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Other meetings may be called as needed and will be announced consistent with Ohio law.

Members of the public can attend Board meetings in-person or virtually.
To view and participate in our meetings virtually, please use the following link: https://lakotaonline.zoom.us/j/99058236291?pwd=UkUxenB2eW01cWsyOEZlTmhHa3FVUT09.


 
Work Session Schedule

Generally, the Lakota Board of Education holds a work session on the fourth Monday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. Dates and locations for board work sessions are tracked on the board meeting calendar (at right), which is updated as any schedule changes are announced.

The work sessions give board members the opportunity to dive deeper into topics affecting our schools. There is one opportunity for public comment during these work sessions.

Other special meetings and changes of time may be called, as needed, and will be announced consistent with Ohio law. 


Executive Sessions

All school board meetings are open to the public. During regular 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.


Public Comment

We welcome comments and questions at Board Meetings during our public participation section of the agenda. Public participants must be residents of the District or Lakota staff, and have a legitimate interest in the action of the Board. Public comment is limited to three minutes.

Public comment will continue to be available for our virtual participants as well those who attend the meeting in person. District residents who attend our meetings virtually and wish to participate in our public comment are encouraged to utilize the option of "raise hand" during the meeting. They will be unmuted and afforded three (3) minutes for comments.

In general, the board oversees district-wide issues and policies. If you have individual concerns about a specific situation or student, it's best to first talk with the teacher, building principal, or school administrator. Lakota's goal is to work together with parents to resolve issues quickly, and staff members closest to the situation are oftentimes better able to do so.

However, if you still have questions or concerns after working with the staff member, please contact the superintendent or assistant superintendent.



Board Response

If appropriate, the board will occasionally respond immediately to questions or comments, but will often instruct the superintendent or treasurer to do further research and report back to the board and resident. If you have specific questions, you will receive a response either at the meeting or shortly thereafter. The board wants to ensure that it is fully informed before responding, and so if your questions are not addressed during the meeting, this does not indicate a lack of interest on the board's part.  A response will be forthcoming.

Board of Education Notice


Meeting Videos



Regularly-scheduled Board of Education meetings are videotaped by West Chester Cable and are shown on West Chester Cable public access channels.
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For a schedule of repeat showings of Lakota Board of Education Meetings on West Chester Community Television, please visit West Chester Community TV website.

West Chester Township
Cable Box - Channel 15
Cable Ready - Channel 22

Liberty Township
Adelphia - Channel 21