Administration Office
58 Jefferson Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Phone:    440-392-5060
Fax:        440-392-5089
Superintendent, Mr. John T. Shepard
Treasurer, Mrs. Sherri Samac 

Painesville City Local Schools uses BoardDocs to relay information about about our Board of Education, the monthly board meetings and for publishing monthly agendas. BoardDocs is a web-based solution for streamlining the paperless agenda process and for publishing important information about the board members and the board meetings. Agendas will not be available until three days prior to the meeting. 
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The Board of Education
The Painesville City School Board is a policy making body that functions according to mandates of state law. It represents the State of Ohio and the citizens of Painesville on all matters and decisions dealing with public education. The Board is nonpartisan and nonsectarian as it speaks and acts for the community. Moreover, it acts as a committee-of-the-whole on matters requiring official decisions. No Board member has independent authority to speak for the Board. 
The following citizens make up the Painesville City Board of Education.
Mr. Charles Tackett
Finance & Insurance

Mr. Charles Tackett was appointed to service on the Board of Education in the spring of 2012. He was elected to this position in the 2016 General Election and is completing a new four year term, beginning in January 2016.

Mr. Tackett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture as well as a Juris Doctor. He is owner of CTA Architecture and works as a consultant and project manager with several Cleveland area architectural firms. 

In addition. Mr. Tackett  is a trustee for the Painesville Community Improvement Corporation (PCIC) and enjoys involvement in the Painesville community and church.  Mr. Tackett's children are currently enrolled in  Painesville City Schools.

Kathleen Powers-Dolney
Kathleen Powers-Dolney was elected to a four-year term in the November, 2013 general election. Ms. Powers-Dolney is no stranger to the district having retired from Painesville City Local Schools in 2008 after twenty-three years as a guidance counselor and an English teacher at Harvey High School.
Prior to her tenure in our district, she was employed as a teacher at John Hay, John F. Kennedy, and Collinwood High Schools in Cleveland and as a counselor at Streetsboro High School. She has also served as an adjunct professor of English at Lakeland Community College.
Ms. Powers Dolney was born and raised in Painesville. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Ursuline College and a Master of Education degree in Counseling and Personnel Services in Education from Kent State University. Ms. Powers Dolney is a member of St. Mary Church in Painesville where she serves as a communion minister. She is the proud mother of one daughter.
Mr. Steve Costell
Pupil Personnel 
Mr. Steve Costell was elected to the Board of Education in November 2011. He began his new four year term in January 2016.
Mr. Costell is a Harvey High School graduate and has lived in Painesville for 30 years. He is employed by Progressive Insurance as an IT Systems Engineer. His civic interests include the Painesville Parks and Recreation Commission and the Progressive Educational Partnership Program.
Mr. Costell is married and has two children who are attending Painesville City Local Schools.
Mr. Jeffrey Powers
Finance & Insurance
Mr. Powers was appointed to the Board of Education in August, 2010 to fill the seat of a resigning board member. He was elected to the remaining two years of that seat in November 2011 and re-elected to a four year term in 2013.
He has been a resident of the City of Painesville for the past 20 years with all three of his children attending District schools. Mr. Powers holds a degree in Criminal Justice and is working towards a degree in Public Administration. He is currently employed as a Deputy Sheriff with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office. In addition, through the D.A.R.E. program, he instructs students at elementary and middle school levels on the dangers of drug and chemical abuse.
Deb Remington
Pupil Personnel
Ms. Deb Remington was elected to the Board of Education in November 2015. She began her four-year term in January 2016.
Ms. Remington is a 1974 graduate of Lake Erie College and a 40 year resident of Painesville. Both her children are graduates of Thomas W. Harvey High School. She has been employed by Lake Erie College for the past 10 years as their director of Alumni Relations and Events. Prior to her employment with the College, Ms. Remington served as the director of communications and the district's educational access channel 30/96 for fifteen years as well as an adjunct faculty member of communications at Lake Erie College.
Ms. Remington assisted with the creation of the Painesville City Local Schools Educational Foundation, served on the Board of Directors of Lake Erie College, is past president of the Painesville Community Improvement Corporation. She now sits on the Painesville Rotary and The Downtown Painesville Organization Boards, is a member of the Women's Leadership Committee of United Way and was recently inducted into the VIP Woman of the Year Circle of the National Association of Professional Women. Ms. Remington is also a member of St. James Episcopal Church where she serves on their Soup to Service committee.
2016 Regular Meetings
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7PM in the James Dillard Board Room at Harvey High School.

January 11, 2016

January 26, 2016* SPECIAL (Tuesday at 6PM)
February 8, 2016

March 14, 2016

April 11, 2016

May 9, 2016

June 13, 2016

June 30, 2016*SPECIAL (to close fiscal year)

July 11, 2016

August 8, 2016

September 12, 2016

October 10, 2016

November 21, 2016* Capital Conference Week

December 12, 2016

*Meetings held other than regular date due to special circumstances.
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