Board of Ed

Communication with the Board and School Officials

Parents and Community members wishing to contact the Board regarding a specific school, teacher or child, are encouraged to begin at the level closest to their concern.  The Board encourages students and parents to discuss their concerns and complaints through informal conferences with the appropriate teacher, principal or other administrator.  Concerns should be expressed as soon as possible to allow early resolution at the lowest possible level.  

STEP ONE:  Contact the teacher, coach, guidance counselor, etc.

STEP TWO:  Contact the principal.  If you have a school-wide concern, this becomes step one.

STEP THREE:  Contact the District office responsible for the area of concern:
Director of Learning:  Dr. Danielle Ladwig, 402-426-3835
Special Education & Student Services: Dr. Ryan O'Grady, 402-426-3835
Business Manager :  Tom Shearer, 402-426-2610
Director of Operations and Transportation: Tom Anderson, 402-426-2610

STEP FOUR:  Contact the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Randall Gilson or designee at
402-426-2610

Board of Education

The Blair Community Schools is governed by a nine member Board of Education.  The Board members are elected at-large by Blair School District parents and community members to represent them in governing and setting policy for the school district. 

Board Meeting Information

Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month.  Meetings begin at 7:00pm at the Blair Public Library, 2233 Civic Drive, Blair NE 68008.

Public Comment

School board meetings are meetings of the board of education that are required to take place in the public; however, they are not actually meetings of the public. The board, through policy, sets the structure to include public comments in the interest of accountability and transparency.  The board establishes the guidelines and restrictions on the time allowed for public comment.