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Board of Education


Canton Local Schools depend upon the active involvement of citizens working with teachers, school administrators, and Board members to provide quality education for Canton Local students.  We encourage you to take an active role in school affairs, which includes attending meetings of the Board of Education.

Meeting Dates/Location

The board meetings are held at Canton South High School in the Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m., the third Monday of each month (*except as noted). 


  • Organizational meeting at 6:00 P.M.*, Monday, January 9, 2023,  Regular meeting immediately following *Please note the time
  • February 14 at Canton South High School (second Tuesday)
  • March 20 at Canton South High School
  • April 18 at Canton South High School (third Tuesday)
  • May 16 at Canton South High School (New date! Third Tuesday)
  • June 13 at Canton South High School (New date! Second Tuesday)
  • July 17 at Canton South High School
  • August 21 at Canton South High School (6:30am before convocation)
  • September 18 at Canton South High School
  • October 16 at Canton South High School
  • November 20 at Canton South High School
  • December 18 at Canton South High School

All action of the Board takes place in public session.  However, the Board may adjourn to an executive session, in accordance with Ohio's open meeting law, to discuss personnel matters, land purchases, negotiations, pending court action, security arrangements, and confidential records. Any action resulting from the discussion in the executive session must be made during a public session of the Board.

Hearing of the Public Information
Although state law does not require boards of education to set aside time for public comment, the board recognizes the value of public input on educational issues and has adopted Bylaw O169.01, effective 7/18/11, to provide for public comments

2023 Board Representation on Superintendent Committees:

  • Athletic Board Representative - Thomas Kovesci 
  • Board Policy - Rick Knight and Thomas Kovesci
  • Career Technical Board Representative - Thomas Kovesci
  • Loan Foundation Board Representative - Annette Davis
  • Legislative Liaison Board Representative – Rick Knight
  • Facilities Representatives – Chris Cole & Scott Hamilton
  • Curriculum & Program Representatives – Annette Davis & Rick Knight
  • Finance & Audit Representatives – Scott Hamilton & Annette Davis
  • Student Representative to Board Committee – Chris Cole


Official Board Minutes and Exhibits are available upon request by contacting the Treasurer's Office.

Archived Minutes

Board Members