The Lawrence County Board of Education is a five-member body elected every six years that works with the superintendent to establish a vision for the schools system by adopting goals and policies that address student needs, advance student performance and overall operations of the system. The board also approves operating budgets aligned with the adopted goals as recommended by the local superintendent, reviews data to monitor implementation of policies and programs, and advocates for the needs, resources, and interests of students. Its powers and duties are set by state law. The Board acts as a court of appeals for staff members, students, and the public on issues involving board policy and implementation of that policy.
The Lawrence County Board of Education encourages you to become involved in education. The School District offers many opportunities for community members to participate. The focus of the school board is to formulate policy that directly impacts the operations of the system. School board meetings are normally held the first of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Office.