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

  • 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 August 11, 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 Tuesday, August 11, 2020; 
    • Participants will be contacted by a district employee to coordinate participation in the virtual meeting;
    • Participation requests received after 4 p.m. on August 11, 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 is 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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