Board of Education

  • Solon Board of Education Members January 2024

    SOLON BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

    Stephanie Abramowitz stephanieabramowitz@solonboe.org ‪(216) 250-1465‬ 

    Michele Barksdale michelebarksdale@solonboe.org (440) 542-9929

    Julie Glavin julieglavin@solonboe.org (440) 349-0806 President 2024

    John Heckman johnheckman@solonboe.org (440) 248-1878 Vice President 2024

    Kevin Patton kevinpatton@solonboe.org (440) 248-9025

    Leadership Promoting High Achievement and Fiscal Accountability

    Elected by our community, the Solon Board of Education works as a team with a common goal – ensuring students achieve personal excellence. As a board, their role is setting policy that moves the district toward that goal. The board fosters a collaborative Strategic Planning process that brings together parents, staff and community representatives to develop a strategic and action-oriented educational vision with measurable goals for student learning and engagement.

    The Solon Board of Education is accountable to the community to ensure students receive the best education program possible while at the same time serving as a responsible fiscal steward of district funds. As advocates for strong public schools, Solon school board members also promote healthy dialogue with the community. They proactively communicate district needs to the public and relay community expectations to the district’s administrative leadership.

    The elected board leadership keeps the district mission of every child every day at the forefront of its decision-making, reflecting the district belief that quality education is worth the investment of time, effort and financial resources.

    Solon Board of Education members welcome your questions or comments at any time.

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    2024 Solon Board of Education Meetings:

    January 8 (6 p.m.) - Annual Organizational Meeting and Regular Meeting

    January 22 (6 p.m.)                                                            

    February 12 (6 p.m.)

    March 4 (6 p.m.)

    March 18 (6 p.m.) 

    April 15 (6 p.m.)

    April 29 (6 p.m.)

    May 13 (6 p.m.)

    May 23 (Commencement)                               

    June 3 (8 a.m.) 

    June 28 (Records Commission 8 a.m./Regular Meeting 8:15 a.m.)

    July 15 (8 a.m.)

    August 5 (8 a.m.)

    August 26 (6 p.m.)

    September 9 (6 p.m.)

    September 23 (6 p.m.)

    October 7 (6 p.m.)

    October 21 (6 p.m.)

    November 4 (6 p.m.)

    December 9 (6 p.m.)

    PUBLIC COMMENT AT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

    In accordance with Board Policy 0169, this meeting is a meeting of the Board of Education in public for the purpose of conducting the School District’s business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting.

    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 applicable.  Anonymous statements are not permitted. No person may address or question Board members individually, as the board does not directly address public comment.

    Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three (3) minutes in duration.

    No participant may speak more than once on the same topic unless all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.

    In order for the Board to fulfill its obligation to complete the planned agenda in an effective and efficient fashion, a maximum of 30 minutes of public participation will be permitted at each meeting. The period of public participation may be extended by a vote of the majority of the Board.