Board of Education
The Upper Arlington Board of Education is legally responsible for the education of young people living within the School District. The Board’s primary responsibility is to set policy upon which all administrative action is based. The Board must:
Adopt policies for the operation of the school district
Approve adequate methods of program evaluation
Develop sound financial plans consistent with District needs and with community resources and expectations
Board of Education members are elected at large for four-year terms in staggered, odd-numbered years. Ohio legislation establishes a maximum amount for Board member compensation.
The Board employs the Superintendent to provide educational leadership and to implement policies and procedures through the administrative, teaching, and support staffs, and a Treasurer who serves as the District’s Chief Fiscal Officer.
For more information, please refer to our Board Policies.
2018 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS
Carol Mohr and her husband, Bill, have lived in Upper Arlington for more than 20 years. She is the proud mother of two Upper Arlington High School graduates and a long-time volunteer for the UA Orchestra Parents Association and the Boy Scouts. Mohr earned her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and she volunteers as an interviewer for high school applicants to MIT. Mohr received her bachelor's of science in nursing from Capital University and practices as a registered nurse at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Mohr was re-elected to the Board of Education in November of 2017. Her term began January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2021.
Stacey Royer and her husband, John, have lived in Upper Arlington for more than 20 years and are the proud parents of three children. Royer earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in labor and human resources from The Ohio State University. She spent more than ten years working in human resources and the non-profit world. Royer has served as the president of the parent-teacher organizations at Windermere Elementary School and Hastings Middle School. She also chaired the scholarship committee for the Upper Arlington High School PTO, served on two strategic planning committees and has been a member of the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Professional Learning Community since its inception. She was re-elected to the Board of Education in November of 2015. Her term began January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2019.
Robin Comfort and her husband, Greg, are Upper Arlington High School graduates and the proud parents of two children. Comfort earned bachelor’s degrees in English and English education from The Ohio State University. Comfort has served as the president of the parent-teacher organizations at Tremont Elementary School, Jones Middle School and Upper Arlington High School. A former UA Rotary Northwest Woman of the Year Service Above Self award winner, she has also with the Upper Arlington Women's Club, the Upper Arlington Civic Association and the Upper Arlington Education Foundation. Comfort was named the Upper Arlington Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnus in 2013. She was re-elected to the Board of Education in November of 2011 and November of 2015. Her term began January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2019.
Nancy Drees and her husband, David, have lived in Upper Arlington since 1991. They are the proud parents of three Upper Arlington High School graduates. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and previously worked as a corporate assistant vice president at U.S. Bancorp in Minneapolis. Drees serves on a number of nonprofit boards including the Upper Arlington Education Foundation, the Upper Arlington Community Improvement Corporation, and the Upper Arlington School District Business Advisory Council. She led the parent-teacher organizations at Upper Arlington High School and Greensview Elementary School and also co-chaired the Hastings Middle School Outdoor Learning Center committee. Drees received the Upper Arlington Rotary Woman of the Year Award in 2010. She was re-elected to the Board of Education in November of 2015. Her term began January 1, 2016 and ends December 31, 2019.
Scott McKenzie has been a resident of Upper Arlington since 1987. He and his wife, Lori, are proud parents of a current Upper Arlington High School student, and he is also the parent of an Upper Arlington High School graduate. McKenzie has worked in public education for 38 years in varying roles from teacher to superintendent. Most recently, he served as superintendent of Groveport Madison Schools. Since his retirement from education in 2012, McKenzie has led the marketing and sales division of Dynamix Energy Services. He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Capital University and his master’s degree in education from Xavier University. He has been an active community member for many years, serving as the chairman for the Board of Trustees for the Upper Arlington Education Foundation. He has also served as a community consultant on the Financial Advisory Consulting Team for Upper Arlington Schools and as a board member of the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association. McKenzie was elected to the Board of Education in November of 2017. His term began on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2021.
• Public Hearing for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) will be conducted at 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 15 at the Municipal Building of the City of Upper Arlington
• 6:00 pm (unless otherwise indicated on agenda)
• Second Tuesday of each month
• The monthly Board of Education meetings will be held at (unless otherwise indicated on agenda):
Municipal Building of the City of Upper Arlington
3600 Tremont Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Schedule of Regular 2018 BOE Meetings
|Tuesday, February 20, 2018||6:00 p.m.||District Office|
|Tuesday, March 6, 2018||4:30 p.m.||District Office|
|Monday, April 16, 2018||6:00 p.m.||UAHS Learning Center|
|Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (IDEA Public Hearing)||4:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
|Tuesday, May 15, 2018||6:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
|Tuesday, June 12, 2018||6:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
|Wednesday, June 27, 2018||8:00 a.m.||District Office|
|Tuesday, August 21, 2018||6:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
|Tuesday, September 11, 2018||6:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
|Tuesday, October 9, 2018||6:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
|Tuesday, November 6, 2018||6:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
|Tuesday, December 11, 2018||6:00 p.m.||City Chambers|
* Meeting location: District Central Office, 1950 North Mallway Drive, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
** Meeting location: Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
HOW MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED
As a resident of Upper Arlington, you are invited to become active in the educational life of your community by attending meetings of the Board of Education. If you wish to speak to the Board of Education, time is set aside at the beginning of each regular meeting for citizens to discuss issues of concern.
Meetings of the Board are open to the public, except for executive sessions during which Board members may discuss only business as defined by the Ohio Revised Code. These are personnel matters, sale or purchase of property, legal matters, and negotiations or bargaining sessions. Executive sessions are for discussion only. All formal action must be taken at a regular or special meeting open to the public.
Dates of all Board meetings are submitted for publication to The Upper Arlington ThisWeek News.