Pulaski County Board of Education
The Pulaski County Board of Education members are your local elected representatives in matters concerning education. The function of the Board is to set educational policies and establish goals for the school district. The superintendent and school staff translate these policies and goals into educational strategies and procedures for our staff and students.
The Pulaski County Board of Education meets regularly on Tuesday following the second Monday of each month in the Pulaski County Central Office Board Room located at 501 University Drive. All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public except executive sessions which are permitted by state law to discuss certain legal and student issues. However, executive sessions are for discussion only and all Board decisions are made in open session.
The Board chairman or three Board members may call special meetings outside of regular meeting dates when necessary. The procedures for special meetings are the same as for the regular Board meetings. By law, special meeting agendas are made public at least 24 hours in advance and the Board of Education must restrict its actions to only those items specifically included on the official agenda.
During each Board meeting there are opportunities for community and staff members to ask questions and provide comments regarding agenda items. Persons wishing to address the Board must first be recognized by the chairman. The Board of Education will not take action regarding a non-agenda item the first time it is introduced. A non-agenda issue is usually referred for further study. Individuals or groups wishing to make presentations to the Board should submit a written request to the Superintendent’s office one-week before the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.
The Pulaski County Board of Education follows a planned order of business in handling the large number of matters coming before it. To prepare for informed discussion and decision-making, Board members receive background information prior to the meeting.
Part of the official agenda contains a consent agenda section of routine business items. Prior to approval of the agenda, any Board member may request any item on the consent agenda to be removed and placed on the action agenda. This helps facilitate the Board meeting through routine business in an expedient manner. A sample agenda is as follows:
- I. Adopt Agenda
- II. Recognitions/
- Student Presentations
- III. Communications/Reports
- IV. Action With Discussion
- V. Action By Consent
- VI. Executive Session KRS 61.810