Meet the BGS Board of Education

Brad WilsonPresident


Bob PankeyVice President

Gary MessersmithSecretary

John Metzger

Lex Stewart

Ron Winemiller

Derek Stowers

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 47. The 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.