Hanover's school board members
are charged with the responsibility to preserve and enhance public school education in
The school board accepts its obligation to establish policies for the
total operation of the school division; provide qualified personnel; adopt an annual
school budget; and determine educational needs and desires of the community. The school
board sets challenging district goals, while monitoring and evaluating progress toward
The Hanover County School Board operates within strict legal parameters established by
the Virginia General Assembly and the federal government. The school board relies on
community involvement, professional educators, and deliberative judgment to fulfill its
Each of the county's
seven magisterial districts
is represented by a school board member appointed to a four-year term by the Board of
Supervisors of Hanover County.
The superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools is appointed by the school board as
the chief administrator and executive officer.
The normal order of business at regular
is as follows:
Closed meeting (6:00 p.m.)
Regular session (7:00 p.m.)
Approval of minutes
- Special recognitions and announcements
- Consent agenda
Materials for board review
Schedule of topics for next board
Second closed meeting (if necessary)
Legislative agenda for 2016.
If you have questions or desire additional information,
please contact the office of the superintendent.
Kate M. Brown
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Board
Hanover County Public Schools
200 Berkley Street
Ashland, Virginia 23005-1399
Telephone: (804) 365-4500
Fax: (804) 365-4680
TTY: (804) 798-7571
Patrons of the school district who desire to address
the school board should make their request, preferably in writing, by 10 A.M. the day
before the scheduled regular board meeting. Recognition from the floor in the case where
no advance request was made will be granted at a specific time during the meeting at the
discretion of the board chairman. Individual problems and concerns are best handled
through administrative channels, with the board acting as the source of appeal beyond the
level of the superintendent.
Invitation to Board Meetings
The school board encourages public
participation and fosters open lines of communication with the communities it serves.
Citizens and members of the news media are encouraged to attend regular and special or
emergency meetings, study sessions, public hearings and work sessions of the board.
Traditionally, the school board's regular monthly meeting begins at 7:00 pm on the second
Tuesday of each month in the School Board office located at 200 Berkley Street, Ashland,
Virginia law grants the school board a carefully regulated privilege of
meeting privately in closed meeting to discuss issues related to limited
and specific topics--such as, personnel, land acquisition, legal
counsel, and student hearings. * Effective January 2004, the school
board will enter into closed meeting at 6:00 p.m.
* Effective August 2014, the regularly scheduled public meeting will
begin at 7:00 p.m. At the board's discretion, it may return
to closed meeting after the regular session, if deemed necessary.
All official actions of the school board are taken during the public session. Board
members cast all votes openly; voting is never conducted by a secret or written ballot.
For More Information
minutes of the board are on file in the superintendent's office and are made
available for general public examination during regular office hours. An
electronic copy of meeting minutes may be viewed