Board of Education

Meet the BGS Board of Education

Brad WilsonPresident
bwilson@benton47.org

 

Bob PankeyVice President
bpankey@benton47.org

Gary MessersmithSecretary
gmessersmith@benton47.org

John Metzger
jmetzger@benton47.org

Lex Stewart
lstewart@benton47.org

Ron Winemiller
rwinemiller@benton47.org

Derek Stowers
dstowers@benton47.org

What is a School Board?


The basic 
function of a school board has remained the same for more than 200 years: to provide local citizen control over education at a point as close to the parent and child as possible. The school board represents the citizens of our school district in facing complex situations to ensure a good education for the youth of our communities.  

The school board is consists of seven members elected for a term of four years. They are responsible for the fair and uniform application of all federal, state and local laws in the operation of the schools in District 47The board is a policy-making body that determines the direction for the school district. It exercises leadership primarily through the formulation and adoption of policies. 

Elections are held on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. Terms of members are staggered so there are three or four seats contested an each biennial election. 

 

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