The Franklin Township School Board has final authority over local school matters, within the laws enacted by the Indiana General Assembly and the policies established by the Indiana State Board of Education. In developing policy, it is the local board’s responsibility to follow state guidelines as they carry out the wishes of the local community.
While it is the board’s responsibility to establish policies, it is the responsibility of the Superintendent and staff to administer those policies. The board relies heavily on the Superintendent and staff for advice and information. The Superintendent is not a member of the board, but is the full time executive officer appointed to implement school board policies.
Questions & Concerns
You are encouraged to take questions and concerns to the building administrators first. If the matter remains unresolved, the next step is to call the Office of the Superintendent, 862-2411. If the matter is still unresolved, you may contact a board member in writing or by phone.
The Franklin Township School Board meets in regular session on the fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Special board meetings to discuss specific issues are scheduled periodically throughout the year. All regular and special board meetings are open to the public, and nearly all meetings are held in the Board/Community Room of the Administration Building, 6141 S. Franklin Rd. Executive sessions are not open to the public and are held only to discuss items specified by statute — like negotiations and personnel issues. No action is taken in closed meetings. In accordance with the law, all official school board action is taken at public meetings. Notices of all meetings are posted in all of the schools and at the Administration Building. Notices are also sent to local newspapers at least 48 hours prior to the meetings.
Copies of the agenda are available to the public at the entrance of the Board/Community Room before every meeting. If you wish to make brief remarks to the board, you may do so under the agenda item “Comments from the Community.” If you wish to make a more formal comment to the board, you may request to be placed on the agenda of a meeting by contacting the Superintendent at least one week prior to the meeting.
C. Scott Veerkamp , School Board President
CIESC Advisory Council Representative
Christopher A. Wood, School Board Vice President
Carl Garner, School Board Member
Negotiations Team Representative
Randall Bland , School Board Member
Policy Review Committee
C-9 Representative Alternate
Dawn Downer, School Secretary
Negotiations Team Alternative
South Side Special Services, Marion County Representative
Administrative /Superintendent Information