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Board Meeting Preview — January 23, 2024

BOE Meeting PreviewColumbus City Schools

Board of Education Meeting

Tuesday, January 23, at 6:00 p.m., Beechcroft High School (6100 Beechcroft Rd.)

Viewing the Board Meeting 

The Columbus Board of Education’s regular business meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at  Beechcroft High School (6100 Beechcroft Road).

The Board meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live and the Columbus City Schools' BOE YouTube Channel. For more information on meeting dates and times, click here. Also, visit the Columbus City Schools BOE YouTube Channel to view past Board meetings. 

The Columbus Board of Education will hold regular office hours before all regular business meetings from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. The office hours will allow community members to meet with Board members one-on-one, ask questions, and share their thoughts and concerns.

Meeting Agenda Topics

The meeting agenda topics include:

14.1 - Supporting Authentic Engagement, the Board will be asked to authorize the administration to enter into a purchase of service agreement with International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). In Alignment with Board Guardrail 2.1, CCS Staff will receive training on becoming Restorative Practices Trainers. Upon completion of this trainer training, our District staff will provide training to all staff in adopting a Restorative Practices approach to student management, resulting in increased time in class with students who are more able to self-regulate and staff who are more able to guide them in regulating.

16.2 - Supporting Authentic Engagement and Strong Learning Communities in Every Region, the Board will be asked to authorize the administration to enter into a purchase of service agreement with Xtek Partners. The Office of Safety and Security monitors and maintains over 6,000 video cameras throughout the District. As a result of the ongoing District-wide security assessments and video camera standardization initiatives to upgrade school security, it is recommended that additional video camera systems are required. This will assist with the overall goal of protecting the health, welfare, and safety of families, students, staff, and visitors on CCS property.

24.1 - Supporting Strong Learning Communities in Every Region, the Board will be asked to authorize the administration to enter into a purchase of services agreement with The Ohio State University to provide services aligned to the Wallace Foundation Equity Centered Pipeline Initiative (ECPI) Grant. In 2021, the District was one of 8 districts nationwide to receive the highly competitive Wallace ECPI grant in partnership with The Ohio State University, Ashland University and The Ohio Department of Education. The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology will establish the Institute for Equity-Centered School Leadership to provide support for experienced building and district leaders interested in continued professional learning and opportunities for growth. 

For additional background information and to view the full meeting agenda, click here.

Board Meeting - Public Comment Registration

Any public participant wishing to make comments can address the Board in person or by telephone. To sign up, public participants must call to leave a voicemail with Customer Relations at 614-365-8888 or email by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23. Speakers will need to provide their name, topic, and phone number. 

Upcoming Meetings

January 25 - Neighborhood School Development Partnership Committee (NSDP) Meeting, 8:00 a.m.

January 25 - Audit and Accountability Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

February 6 - Columbus Board of Education Meeting (Southland Center, 3700 S. High St), 6:00 p.m.


Watch the Board Meetings on WCBE-TV, a 24/7 digital educational public access channel. Programming is scheduled weekly, consisting of District content, student work, and nationally available public domain information.


The EduCable channel can also be found on several local cable television carriers:

  • ATT U-Verse: Ch. 99
  • Insight: Ch. 5
  • Time Warner: Ch. 25
  • WOW! Ch. 20

*The schedule and channel lineup are subject to change. Please check with your local cable provider.