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What are the Responsibilities and Duties of the Board of Education?

The Stanly County Board of Education is responsible for operating the Stanly County School System in compliance with state laws and within the policies and regulations as set forth by the State Board of Education. The goals of the Board are to provide the very best educational opportunities possible for more than 8,700 students enrolled in Stanly County Schools.

The Board appoints the superintendent of schools to act as its executive officer. The Board has executive, legislative, and judicial authority granted by law. Primarily, the Board concerns itself with the policies that govern local schools, and the superintendent and administrative staff are responsible to administer those policies.

When and How is the Board of Education Elected?

The Stanly County Board of Education consists of nine members who are elected by the voters of our county in a nonpartisan election. The members are elected and serve alternating four-year terms.See the 'Meet the School Board' page for more information on district representatives.

Meeting Schedule

Stanly Board of Education
Regular Monthly Meeting Schedule

According to Board Policy 1050, in general, the Board will hold regular meetings at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month in the Commons Meeting Room of the Stanly County Commons Building.

Meetings may be held at a time and place decided and publicized by the board; however, most meetings are held at the administrative offices of the Board of Education

How Can I Address the Board?

Public participation in meetings of the Board is encouraged under conditions which permit the Board to conduct its business. At each regularly scheduled Board meeting fifteen minutes will be set aside on the Board agenda for residents of Stanly County to make public comments pertinent to Stanly County Schools. Anyone wishing to make a comment will sign the register prior to the beginning of the meeting listing their name, address, topic to be addressed and group affiliation if applicable. Comments will be limited to three minutes per individual and will be regulated by state and board policy (time will not permit more than one person to speak on the same issue, therefore, only one person may speak on a specific topic). No participant may address or question the board members individually. No placards or banners will be permitted within the meeting room.

Any persons wishing to make a presentation to the Board shall contact either the Chairman of the Board or the Superintendent before the agenda is prepared for the session to be addressed. Presentations to the Board shall be limited to three minutes or as extended by the permission of the Chairman.

Discussions of business shall be among Board members. Participation by others shall be by permission of the Chairman.