Our Governing Board

Michael B. Chadsey
 [email protected]
 5002 Timbercreek Circle
 North Canton, Ohio 44720
 (term exp. 12/31/2025)
Christina Barry
Vice President
2021 Forest Edge Dr.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(term exp. 12/31/2027)

Josie Roemer
[email protected] 
 3616 Southern Road
 Richfield, Ohio 44286
 (term exp. 12/31/2025)

Patricia Weber
[email protected]
 4824 Stonehedge Drive
 Akron, OH 44333
 (term exp. 12/31/2025)

Cierra Lynch Shehorn
3855 Orchard Street
Mogadore, Ohio 44260
(term exp. 12/31/2027)


Board Meetings
Regular meetings are scheduled for the Third Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:00 P.M.
  • January 16, 2024
  • February 20
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

Board Meeting Minutes

Board Policies
Bylaws and Policies

Strategic Plan
ESC Strategic Plan

Financial Report

About the Board

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

The Governing Board 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 asses citizen desires, it is understood that when the citizens elect delagates to represent them in the conduct of specified educational programs, they, at the same time, endow their representitives with the authority to exercise their best judgment in determining policies, making decisions, and approving procedures for carrying out our responsibility.

The Board declares and hereby reaffirms its intent to:
  • Maintain two-way communications with citizens of the Educational Service Center. The Board shall keep them informed of the progress and the problems of the Educational Service Center, and the concerns about the Center to the attention of this body.
  • Establish policies and make decisions on the basis of declared educational goals.
  • Act as a truly representative body for citizens in all matters related to the programs and operations. The Board recognizes that ultimate responsibility for public education rests with the State, but the Governing Board has been assigned specific authority through statute, and the Board shall not relinquish or fail to exercise that authority.

Recognize and value the concept of local control of school districts through the local boards of education.
Revised: 9/24/1997

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