Duties & Responsibilities
The Board of Trustees of the School Town of Speedway 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 the Board implements the wishes of the local community.
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, 244-0236. If the matter is still unresolved, you may contact a Board member in writing or by phone.
The Speedway Public Schools’ School Board meets in regular session on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. All regular Board meetings are open to the public and all meetings are held in the Board Room located in Speedway High School, 5357 W. 25th Street (use the northeast entrance). Executive sessions are not open to the public and are held only to discuss items specified by statute – i.e. 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 at the Superintendent’s office.
Copies of the agenda are posted at the entrance of the Board room before every meeting. If you wish to make brief remarks to the Board, you may do so under the agenda item “Recognition of Visitors.” 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.
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.