The Greater Clark County School Corporation Board of School Trustees consists of members that are elected by the voters in specified geographic districts throughout Clark County. Each board member is elected at-large for a four-year term during the November elections on even numbered years; however, the elections are staggered to provide continuity of leadership. Each January, the School Board selects its members to fill the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer offices. The Chief Executive Officer of the Board is the Superintendent of Schools.
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Greater Clark County Schools’ vision is to become nationally recognized as a premier provider of education by serving as the bridge connecting stakeholders to ensure all students are college and career ready.
Greater Clark County Schools’ mission is for stakeholders to give 100 percent effort in meeting the academic and behavioral needs of each student ensuring acceptance to a post-secondary opportunity.
- all students can learn and grow academically;
- student achievement is our primary goal;
- a value-added education for all students includes college and career (21st century) skills that are measured in a continuous improvement environment;
- staff collaboration promotes the successful delivery of curriculum;
- Common Core Standards empower children to compete globally;
- effective teaching and authentic learning are measured in multiple ways, including genuine problem-solving, critical thinking skills, engagement in learning, ability to collaborate, and individualized teaching and learning styles;
- in teaching students the social and ethical skills to be responsible citizens;
- in maintaining and recruiting the most qualified staff to support increasing student achievement and providing an exceptional, mission-driven work environment that offers a competitive salary, strong, collaborative professional development within a culture of high expectations for all employees;
- in educating our community regarding their important role in student achievement;
- GCCS is built upon strong community relations aligned with the mission of the school system;
- community relations require informative, positive internal and external communications, as well as opportunities for partnerships to support the education of our students;
- the school corporation must be fiscally responsible to stakeholders by providing a balanced budget without compromising its focus on student needs and classroom instruction;
- state-of-the-art technology which is integrated into the lives of students, teachers, staff, and parents enhances student learning and better prepares them to be competitive in the 21st century;
- ECA programs offer students various methods to develop their talents, social skills, and extend learning opportunities beyond the classroom; and,
- it is essential for Greater Clark to embrace diversity, regardless of ethnicity, ability levels, and socio-economic status.
- and respect all personnel and inspire them to be the best they can be;
- the staff’s commitment to the mission of the school corporation and service as role models for students by exhibiting respect, responsibility and honesty; and,
- facilities that are safe, clean, inviting, up-to-date, and conducive to learning for all students.
|The Board of School Trustees’ responsibilities include the following:
Meetings follow a printed agenda that is available to the public on the Friday before the meeting and at the beginning of each meeting.
Most public meetings are held in the Board Room at the Greater Clark County Schools Administration Building, 2112 Utica-Sellersburg Road, Jeffersonville, unless otherwise posted. Executive Sessions are not open to the public.
Except for emergency Board meetings, public notice of the date, time and place of any meeting, executive session or any rescheduled or reconvened meeting is given at least forty-eight (48) hours (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) before the meeting.
Bill Hawkins — District 1
404 Bell Street
Bethlehem, IN 47104
Katie Hutchinson — District 2
6723 Heritage Lane
Charlestown, IN 47111
John Buckwalter — District 3
4747 King Road
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Janelle Fitzpatrick — District 4
2354 Wellington Green Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
Kevin Paul — District 5
1205 Raspberry Way
Keith Freeman — District 6
615 Mockingbird Drive
Teresa Bottorff-Perkins — District 7
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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