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About the Board of Education

General Information

The Board of Education is comprised of five elected citizens and meets in regular session on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. and in special session (as needed).

Meetings are held in the Multipurpose Room in the Administration Building. The public is invited. Dates and times are posted on the district website; agendas are posted on the district website.

2022 School Board Members

  • Irshad Bannister
  • Melanie Garcia
  • Mark Hughes -- Vice President 
  • Karen Mayfield
  • Michael Murphy -- President 
Board Biographies and Contact Information can be found here.

Board Member 2022 - Group PhotoBack Row: Irshad Bannister, Michael Murphy, Mark Hughes
Front Row: Karen Mayfield, Melanie Garcia

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Meeting Information

The Yearly Board Meeting Information Page contains links to resources such as: Meeting Agendas, Audio Recordings of Meeting, Video Recordings of Meeting, Summaries of Meeting, and additional resources presented at Meeting. Additional Board Agenda Items such as detailed copies of motions, quotes, lists of employees, and other supporting documentation can be found within the Board Agendas stored in Board Docs.

Other Contact Information

Ohio General Assembly
Members of the Ohio General Assembly elected from
districts where Washington Local Schools has territory:

Ohio Senate-District 2
Teresa Fedor
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square Ground Floor
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 466-5204
To email Senator Fedor, click here

Ohio House of Representatives—House District 45
Lisa A. Sobecki
77 S. High Street
11th Floor
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 644-6017-1731
To email Representative Sobecki, click here

United States House of Representatives—5th Congressional District
Robert E. Latta
2448 Rayburn Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
To contact Congressman Latta, click here

United States House of Representatives—9th Congressional District
Marcy Kaptur
22186 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC  20515
To contact Congresswoman Kaptur, click here

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West serves the four local school districts of Lucas County: Washington Local, Ottawa Hills, Springfield, and Anthony Wayne. Services provided include: special education, Alternate Learning Center, attendance/social work, consultant, gifted and talented, preschool, psychological, and administrative.

Visit the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West.

State Board of Education
Paolo DeMaria
[email protected]
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ohio Departments Building, 7th Floor
25 S. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4183

Kirsten Hill Amherst - District 2
Local Representative
44905 N. Ridge Road
Amherst, OH 44001
Phone: 440-282-5005
E-mail: [email protected]

Compliance with Federal Laws

The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information in its employment policies and practices or access to educational opportunities, programs and activities, and will enforce prohibitions against unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind.

Washington Local complies with Title II, Title VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, and the Age Act. Washington Local also complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

The following persons are designated as the District’s Civil Rights Compliance Officer(s):

Kristine Martin
Assistant Superintendent
3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd., Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419-473-8222
Fax: 419-473-8247
Email: [email protected]

Lori Berryman
Director of Human Resources
3505 W. Lincolnshire Blvd., Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419-473-8225
Fax: 419-407-4004
Email: [email protected]