Deer Park Board of Education

***Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will be live streaming Deer Park Board of Education Meetings virtually via YouTube Live. On each Regular Board of Education Meeting date at the time of the scheduled meeting, the video will be available HERE.***

The Deer Park City School District is governed by a five-member Board of Education who take an active role in the community and governance of the school district.

Board members are elected at large for four year terms. A member may serve unlimited consecutive terms. Officers serve a term of one year, and may be re-elected. The Board sets meeting dates in January for the entire calendar year.

Meetings

Generally, the Board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held in the Holmes Building Professional Development Center. Board work sessions are typically the first Tuesday, and held at 4:30 PM. Regular Board Meetings are typically the third Tuesday and held at 6:30 PM. Dates and places for Board meetings are listed on the website and announced in the newspapers. The public is welcome. View meeting schedule here.

Public comment during meetings

We welcome comments and questions at Board Meetings. Public participants must be residents of the District or Deer Park City Schools staff, and have a legitimate interest in the action of the Board.  This is the time when members of the public may direct concerns, suggestions, questions, or comments to the Board under the section of the agenda identified as "Community Input".

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. Our district's goal is to work together with parents to resolve issues quickly, and staff members closest to the situation are better able to do so.

In order to protect employees' and students' rights to privacy, the Board can not hear complaints or comments about specific employees or students in public session.

Board Agenda

The Board Agenda typically consists of reports of the Treasurer and Superintendent for which Board action may or may not be necessary.  The Board also provides input on committee work occurring in the district.

Executive Sessions

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.

Semi-annual Bullying Report

Deer Park City Schools is required based on 3313.666 Ohio Revised Code to report harassment/hazing/bullying. This policy specifies that a report will be provided to the Board President and published on the district web site that reports the verified number of harassment/hazing/bullying incidents as defined by Ohio Department of Education. Based on the definition from the Ohio Department of Education, the incidents of harassment/hazing/bullying which have been reported and resolved for the first half of the 2018-19 school year are listed below.  

  • Amity - 4 Reported, 2 Confirmed    
  • Jr./Sr. High School - 2 Reported,  2 Confirmed

Public Notice

The Deer Park Community City School District Board of Education hereby gives notice that it will hold a public meeting pursuant to the provisions of R.C. 3307.353 to consider the re-employment of Joseph Vetter as a superannuate to the same position from which he will retire. The public meeting will occur on June 29, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. at https://www.deerparkcityschools.org/boe/virtual-board-meetings . This notice is provided at least 60 days prior to the date of re-employment of the superannuate and the Board certifies that the public meeting required pursuant to Ohio law shall take place between 15 and 30 days before the re-employment of these employees. All interested persons are invited to submit comments for the board to consider by filling out the google form found at https://www.deerparkcityschools.org/boe/virtual-board-meetings .


Board of Education Office

8688 Donna Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45236
513.891.0222


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