West Clermont Local School District
Bylaws & Policies





The Board of Education of this District shall be known officially as the West Clermont Local School District Board of Education.


R.C. 3311.01





The West Clermont Local School District is comprised of all the area in the description filed in the Board office. R.C. 3311.06, 3311.29





The official address of the West Clermont Local School District Board of Education shall be 4350 Aicholtz Road, Suite 220, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245.





The Board of Education shall adopt an official seal for the District.





The West Clermont Local School District shall be a participating member of the Great Oaks Joint Vocational School with one (1) member of this Board of Education on the Board of the Great Oaks Joint Vocational School District.


R.C. 3311.19, 3313.911



Philosophy of the Board


A Board of Education is a legal entity for providing a system of public education within a geographic area of the State of Ohio. The system was created by, and is governed by, State statutes. Members of a Board are, therefore, State officers chosen by citizens to represent them and the State in the legislative management of the local schools.


The Board of Education has the dual responsibility for implementing statutory requirements pertaining to public education and for meeting the desires of the citizens. While the Board has an obligation to determine and assess citizen desires, it is understood that when the citizens elect delegates to represent them in the conduct of specified educational programs, they, at the same time, endow their representatives with the authority to exercise their best judgment in determining policies, making decisions, and approving procedures for carrying out the responsibility.


The Board declares and, thereby, reaffirms its intent to:



maintain two-way communications with citizens of the District. The Board shall keep them informed of the progress and problems of the School District, and the citizens shall be urged to bring their aspirations and concerns about the District to the attention of this body;



establish policies and make decisions on the basis of declared educational philosophy and goals;



act as a truly representative body for citizens in all matters related to programs and operations. The Board recognizes that ultimate responsibility for public education rests with the State, but the Board of Education has been assigned specific authority through statute, and the Board shall not relinquish or fail to exercise that authority.

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