Board of Education

The Upper Arlington 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:
  • 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.

For more information, please refer to our Board Policies.

Board Policies 

Meeting Information

At its Board meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Board will consider adoption of a consolidated Internet Safety/Internet Content Filtering policy.   The Board’s current policies and practices comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act, which requires districts to use Internet filters to prevent access to inappropriate website material.  The Board is consolidating existing policy language into one comprehensive policy in order to streamline annual certification to federal authorities.  
The new policy is posted and available by clicking here .  For more information, email Denise Lutz at: [email protected], Chief Technology Officer.

  • 6:00 pm (unless otherwise indicated on agenda)
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • The monthly Board of Education meetings will be held at (unless otherwise indicated on agenda):

Municipal Building of the City of Upper Arlington
3600 Tremont Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

How Meetings Are Conducted

As a resident of Upper Arlington, you are invited to become active in the educational life of your community by attending meetings of the Board of Education. 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.

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.

Dates of all Board meetings are submitted for publication to The Upper Arlington ThisWeek News.

Public Participation Information for the November 18, 2020 regular meeting

The Upper Arlington Board of Education is pleased to welcome community members and reserves times for public participation during each of its regular meetings. Public participation sessions will continue in the virtual setting.  Consistent with Board Bylaw 0169.1, please consider the following if you are interested in providing a comment during the Board of Education meeting.
  • Public participation shall be permitted as indicated on the order of business (agenda);
  • Attendees must register their intention to participate in the public portion of the meeting by emailing [email protected].  Please include your name, address and topic of comment no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020;
  • Participants will be contacted by a district employee to coordinate participation in the virtual meeting;
  • Participation requests received after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 will be incorporated into the next regular meeting of the Upper Arlington Board of Education;
  • Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and will be requested to preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address and group affiliation, if and when appropriate;
  • Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to five (5) minutes duration, unless extended by the presiding officer; 
  • No participant may speak more than once on the same topic unless all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard;
  • All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members individually;
  • The presiding officer may prohibit comments that are frivolous, repetitive, and/or harassing and interrupt, warn or terminate a participant’s statement when it is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, off-topic antagonistic, obscene, or irrelevant; and
  • The portion of the meeting during which the participation of the public is invited shall be limited to thirty (30) minutes, unless extended by a vote of the Board.

Board Policy 0169.1 may be read in its entirety on the district website.

Contact Information

Nancy Drees
Board President
Scott McKenzie
Board Vice President
[email protected] 
For more information, please contact the District Office at:
1950 North Mallway Drive
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
(614) 487-5030
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