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Hamilton Local Schools Board Policy Manual Now Available Online

The complete Board of Education policy manual is available for online reference.


Public Participation Policy for Board Meetings

If your participation may require Board action or you would like to request Board action during your presentation please refer to Board Policy BDDH (Also KD) for requirements (see below).

You will need to compete the public participation form (also linked below) and submit it to the Office of the Superintendent at least seven days prior to the Board meeting in which you would like to present.

If your comments are not going to request an action by the Board of Education, you do not have to submit your request to the Office of the Superintendent. You will have the opportunity to sign-in for "Public Participation" once you arrive to the board meeting chamber by completing and submitting the form below.



Monthly Student Liaison Reports

Each month, our Student Achievement Liaison will post updated, published studies and reports related to student achievement. You can review each of the postings on our Student Liaison page.


2023 Monthly BOE Recordings

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January 2024 BOE Meeting

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December 2023 BOE Meeting

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November 2023 BOE Meeting

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October 2023 BOE Meeting

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August 2023 BOE Meeting

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April 2023 BOE Meeting
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May 2023 BOE Meeting
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March 2023 BOE Meeting
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February 2023 BOE Meeting
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January 2023 BOE Recording
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2022 Monthly BOE Recordings

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December 2022 BOE Meeting
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November 2022 BOE Meeting
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October 2022 BOE Meeting
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September 2022 BOE Meeting
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August 2022 BOE Meeting
August 2022 BOE Meeting 08/15/2022
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June 2022 BOE Meeting
June 2022 BOE Meeting Recorded 6/27/2022
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May 2022 BOE Meeting
May 2022 BOE Meeting 5/17/2022
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APRIL 2022 BOE Meeting
April 2022 BOE Meeting 4/18/2022
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March 2022 BOE Meeting
March 2022 BOE Meeting 3/21/2022
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February 2022 BOE Meeting
February 2022 BOE Meeting - 02/22/2022
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January 2022 BOE Meeting
January 2022 BOE Meeting 1/10/2022
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Current Board Members

Walley Obert, Hamilton Local School District Board Member
Walley Obert, President
Mr. Obert is in the first year of his 3rd stint as a member of our Board of Education. He was voted by his peers to serve as Board President during the 2024 and 2025 calendar year. Walley previously served eight years as a board member from Jan. 1, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2017. Mr. Obert graduated from South High School and worked as a Journeyman Wireman while being a member of Electrical Union IBEW Local 683. He and his wife Pamela have had six children graduate from HTHS, and seven great-grandchildren currently enrolled throughout our district.
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Maria Varney, Member 
Mrs. Varney, currently in her first term on the board, resides in Obetz with her husband and two dogs, Josie and Birdie. A proud graduate of Franklin Heights High School, Maria brings 16 years of experience in education to her role. She spent her first 8 years with Hamilton Local Schools before transitioning to Groveport Madison where she currently serves as the EMIS/Data Coordinator. In this role, Maria skillfully coordinates and manages educational data systems, ensuring effective implementation and informed decision-making.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Maria finds joy in photography and dedicates time to volunteering with the Ranger football team. Her commitment extends to fostering community understanding by actively engaging with parents, teachers, students, and the community. 
Hamilton Local Schools Board of Education Member and Legislative Liaison, Mrs. Amber Clark
Amber Clark, Member and Student Achievement Liaison
Mrs. Clark is currently serving the third year of her second term. Mrs. Clark completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Ohio State University in 2009 and earned a Post-Bachelor Teacher Licensure from Capital University in 2011. Amber is currently completing graduate coursework at The Ohio State University. Mrs. Clark has worked as an Intervention Specialist in the South-Western City School District since August 2011, while holding leadership positions in her building and department. She has received multiple awards for her efforts in the field of education. Amber and her husband, Graham, are proud parents of three Rangers, Kaleb, Kamryn, and Kyah.
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Terri Parks, Member
Ms. Parks is serving in the first year of her appointed term. Ms. Parks has seen two sons graduate from Hamilton Local Schools and has one daughter who currently attends Hamilton Township High School. She has spent several years volunteering for the Hamilton Local School District and has been an active participant in all things academic and athletic. Ms. Parks serves as a Medicaid Health Systems Administrator and Specialist at the Ohio Department of Medicaid in Columbus. Her roles involved planning, evaluating, and directing activities related to Medicaid health systems, ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, and collaborating with stakeholders to enhance program effectiveness. Ms. Parks holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from Truman College. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
David Schutte, President
David Schutte, Vice President 
Mr. Schutte began serving on our Board of Education in January 1998. He is currently in the third year of his seventh term and was voted by his peers to serve as Board Vice President during the 2024 and 2025 calendar year. He and his wife Kim, along with their children Michael, Matthew, and Nicole, are all Hamilton Township High School graduates. Mr. Schutte now has grandchildren attending the district. David recently retired from his day job following a 35-year career with YRC Worldwide.

Scheduled Board Meetings

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Special Board Of Education Meeting On 7/11/2023 at 2:00 PM
At Board Chambers - Administrative Office
Regular Board Meeting On 8/7/2023 at 6:00 pm
At Board Chambers, 775 Rathmell Road, Columbus 43207
Regular Board Meeting On 9/11/2023 at 6:00 pm
At Board Chambers, 775 Rathmell Road, Columbus 43207
Regular Board Meeting On 10/9/2023 at 6:00 pm
At Board Chambers, 775 Rathmell Road, Columbus 43207
Regular Board Meeting On 11/13/2023 at 6:00 pm
At Board Chambers, 775 Rathmell Road, Columbus 43207
Regular Board Meeting On 12/11/2023 at 6:00 pm
At Board Chambers, 775 Rathmell Road, Columbus 43207
Organizational/Regular Board Meeting On 1/9/2024 at 6:00 PM
At Education Center - Board Chambers
Regular Board Of Education Meeting ***UPDATED***New Date*** On 2/15/2024 at 6:00 PM
At Board Chambers - 775 Rathmell Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
Regular Board Of Education Meeting **UPDATED NEW DATE*** On 3/12/2024 at 6:30 PM
At Board Chambers - 775 Rathmell Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
Special Board Meeting On 3/25/2024
No School - Thanksgiving Break On 3/29/2024
Regular Board Of Education Meeting ***UPDATED NEW DATE*** On 4/11/2024 at 6:00 PM
At Board Chambers - 775 Rathmell Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
Special Board Of Education Meeting On 4/29/2024 at 6:00 PM
Regular Board Of Education Meeting On 5/13/2024 at 6:00 PM
At Board Chambers - 775 Rathmell Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
Regular Board Of Education Meeting On 6/24/2024 at 6:00 PM
At Board Chambers - 775 Rathmell Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
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