Board of Education

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Standing: Dean Bidlack, Robin Etter, Brian Donaldson Sitting: Lynn Smith, Katie Clementz




Dean Bidlack, President



Robin Etter, Vice President



Brian Donaldson



Katie Clementz



Lynn Smith



The Continental School Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Office.

Board Committees

Policy/Procedures: Lynn Smith, Robin Etter, Tracy Potts, Danny Kissell
Casteel Committee: Deb McIntyre, Robin Etter, Tracy Potts, Danny Kissell
Buildings/Grounds: Brian Donaldson, Robin Etter
Audit/Finance: Larry Kaiser, Tim Eding, Danny Kissell, Katie Clementz
Strategic Planning: Lynn Smith, Tracy Potts, Danny Kissell
Negotiations: Dean Bidlack, Robin Etter
District Records: Danny Kissell, Larry Kaiser, Dean Bidlack
TIRC (Tax Incentive Review Council): Katie Clementz, Danny Kissell, Larry Kaiser
Sexual Harassment: Each building principal is sexual harassment grievance officer for that building
OSBA Legislative Liaison: Lynn Smith
OSBA Student Achievement Liaison: Brian Donaldson

General Information

What are the Duties of the Board?

The Board of Education is the policy making body of the school district.  The policies which it establishes are executed by the administration and staff of the district.

Policies can be found on the school website (superintendent's page, under "Information").  If you have questions regarding policies, please contact the superintendent of schools.

When can the Board hold an Executive Session?

All regular meetings of the Board are open to the public.  The Board and its committees and subcommittees reserve the right to meet privately in executive session solely to discuss one (1) or more of the following issues exempted from public sessions:

  • Consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee, official, or student

  • Investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or student unless such employee, official, licensee or student requests a public meeting; except that consideration of the discipline of a Board member for conduct related to the performance of his/her duties or his/her removal from office shall not be held in executive session

  • Consideration of the purchase of property or sale of property at competitive bidding, if premature disclosure or information would give an unfair competitive or bargaining advantage to a person whose personal, private interest is adverse to the general public interest

  • Discussion, with the Board's legal counsel, of disputes involving the Board that are the subject of pending or imminent court action

  • Preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of employment

  • Matters required to be confidential by Federal law or rules of State statutes

  • Specialized details of security arrangements where disclosure might reveal information that could be used for the purpose of committing or avoiding prosecution for a violation of law

How can matters of concern be brought before the Board of Education?

Any person or group wishing to place an item on the agenda shall register their intent with the Superintendent no later than seven (7) days prior to the meeting and include name and address of the participants; group affiliation, if and when appropriate; and topic to be addressed.  Such requests shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent and Board President.

Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to three (3) minutes duration unless extended by the presiding officer.  All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer and not to individual members.