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.
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.
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 second half of the 2021-22 school year are listed below.
- Amity - 5 Reported, 3 Confirmed
- Jr./Sr. High School - 0 Reported, 0 Confirmed
- Holmes Learning Center - 0 Reported, 0 Confirmed
Board of Education Office
8688 Donna Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45236