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Board of Education

The Akron Public Schools Board of Education is the official body representing the citizens of Akron on all matters of public education. The board is non-partisan and non-sectarian. Its members are elected at-large for four-year terms.

The Board of Education:

  • determines needs and priorities of the school system.
  • allocates resources within the school system.
  • evaluates the overall performance of the school system.

All policy issues are voted upon by board members at their regularly scheduled meetings. A simple majority of votes carries an issue. Committee chairs report at each board meeting. Their reports provide information and may include recommendation for board action.

Board Organization

The board of education comprises seven members assisted by an appointed officer – the treasurer. The board president and vice president are elected from the membership at the first meeting of each calendar year. The board meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. Call 330.761.1661 for information.

If you need to request public records, please email publicrecordsrequest@apslearns.org.


2024 Regular Board Meeting Dates

July 22 Oct. 7**
Aug. 12 Oct. 21**
Aug. 26 Nov. 4***
Sept. 9 Nov. 25
Sept. 23 Dec. 9

Meetings are at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified. 

Image of Board of Education 2024

Left to right: Job Perry, Barbara Sykes, Rene Molenaur, Carla Jackson, Superintendent Dr. Robinson, Diana Autry, Summer Hall and Bruce Alexander

2024 Other Committee Meeting Dates

Aug. 5 Instructional Policy & Student Achievement (4:30 p.m.); Equity (5:30 p.m.)
Aug. 19 Finance & Capital Management (4:30 p.m.); Legal, Contracts & Board Policy (5:30 p.m.)
Sept. 3 (Tues. due to holiday Instructional Policy & Student Achievement (4:30 p.m.); Equity (5:30 p.m.)
Sept. 16 Finance & Capital Management (4:30 p.m.); Legal, Contracts & Board Policy (5:30 p.m.)

Oct. 14

Instructional Policy & Student Achievement (4:30 p.m.); Equity (5:30 p.m.)
Oct. 28 Finance & Capital Management (4:30 p.m.); Legal, Contracts & Board Policy (5:30 p.m.)
Nov. 18 Instructional Policy & Student Achievement (4:30 p.m.); Equity (5:30 p.m.)

Regular board meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Mondays, except as otherwise indicated:

*First and third Monday in May (to avoid Memorial Day)
**First and third Monday in October (to avoid conflict with OSBA Capital Conference)
***First Monday in November (to avoid conflict with OSBA Conference)

Board meetings are live-streamed in unedited form by Akron Public Schools. Our signal is communicated to YouTube, which then televises our meetings as they happen. These meetings are not edited. Due to the nature of electronic communications, there may occasionally be a technical matter that could interrupt the audio and/or visual images. These meetings are live-streamed to enhance our communications with our community.