Germantown Central School District Board of Education Members 2023-2024
Lester Olsson, President
Teresa Repko, Vice President
The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of our school district. Board elections take place in May along with the annual school budget vote.
The Board is responsible for ensuring the quality of education in the district. As elected officials, they represent the public in:
The Board of Education meets on the second Wednesday of the month for Regular Board meetings and the fourth Wednesday of the month for Special Board meetings as noted in the annual school calendar. The meetings are held in the High School Library and begin at 6:30 p.m. The Board welcomes and encourages the public to attend these meetings.
The Board believes that complaints are handled best when resolved as close to their origins as possible. School personnel should be given every opportunity to consider the issues and to resolve the problem. Therefore, please follow the proper channeling of complaints as listed below:
The Teacher: If you have a concern or complaint about something in the classroom, you are encouraged to meet with the teacher first.
The Principal: If your concern is about general school operations and policies, or if meeting with a teacher is either inappropriate or does not help, then you are encouraged to meet with the school principal.
The Superintendent: If your concern involves school district operations generally, or if the teacher and principal are not able to resolve your problem, please contact the Superintendent for an appointment.
The Board of Education: If your concern is directly related to Board actions or operations, you may address the Board directly or contact the Superintendent. If you have a complaint and you have made an attempt to solve the matter at other levels and have not been satisfied with the response(s), your complaint may be brought to the attention of the Board either directly at a meeting or through written correspondence.
- Defining the philosophy of the district;
- Setting goals and objectives to achieve educational progress;
- Employing professional educators to meet the goals;
- Establishing policies for the operation of the school district;
- Evaluating the effectiveness of the district programs and services;
- Developing a budget consistent with educational needs and community resources;
- Communicating the needs and progress of the district to the community and educational governing boards.