School Board

Board Docs. Click here for meeting informationHanover's school board members are charged with the responsibility to preserve and enhance public school education in Hanover County. The school board accepts its obligation to establish policies for the total operation of the school division, provide qualified personnel, adopt an annual school budget, and determine educational needs and desires of the community. The school board sets challenging district goals while monitoring and evaluating progress toward these goals.

The Hanover County School Board operates within strict legal parameters established by the Virginia General Assembly and the federal government. The school board relies on community involvement, professional educators, and deliberative judgment to fulfill its public trust.

Each of the county's seven magisterial districts is represented by a school board member appointed to a four-year term by the Board of Supervisors of Hanover County. The terms of service are staggered and commence on July 1. The superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools is appointed by the school board as the chief administrator and executive officer.

School Board Members

John F. Axselle III, Beaverdam District - Chairman
Phone: (804) 798-7782; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2023

Ola J. Hawkins, Ashland District - Vice Chair
Phone: (804) 357-3743; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2024

Kelly K. Evko, South Anna District
Phone: (804) 396-8228; email:
Term ends June 30, 2021

Sterling H. Daniel, Mechanicsville District
Phone: (804) 746-1887; e-mail:
Term expires June 30, 2022

Robert L. Hundley, Jr., Chickahominy District
Work: (804) 550-9222, Home: 730-3415; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2024

Norman K. Sulser, Cold Harbor District
Phone: (804) 746-0331; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2021

George E. Sutton, Henry District
Phone: (804) 779-3324; email: 
Term ends on June 30, 2023


Please visit BoardDocs, a web-based tool for publishing our school board meeting agendas, minutes, support documents, audio and policies. 

Meeting Calendar and Details

The school board traditionally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The school board will enter the closed meeting at 6:00 p.m. preceding its regularly scheduled 7:00 p.m. meeting which is open to the public. Dates and times are subject to change. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

July 14, 2020 - Virtual meeting due to COVID-19.
August 11, 2020 - Virtual meeting due to COVID-19.
September 1, 2020 - Special meeting to be held virtually due to COVID-19.
September 16, 2020 - Meeting at the Hanover County Administration Building Board Room.
October 13, 2020 - Meeting at the Hanover County Administration Building Board Room.
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020
January 12, 2021
February 9, 2021
March 9, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
June 8, 2021

Public Comment

Public comment is included as part of the school board’s agenda during each regularly scheduled monthly business meeting. Any citizen may address the board on any matter that is within the scope of the board’s authority. The time allotted to each speaker shall be three (3) minutes. Please view the board's public comment policy for more information.

The School Board continues to take necessary precautions to protect residents participating in public meetings and comply with state guidelines limiting the size of gatherings and maintaining social distancing. For the October 13 meeting, in-person attendance is allowed, but the Board of Supervisors meeting room can be filled to no more than 50% capacity and social distancing must be observed. Citizens attending the meeting will be required to wear a face covering. The meeting will be streamed live at this link

Please see the October 13 meeting's agenda for details for the meeting's public comment. 

Legislative Agenda

Legislative Agenda for 2020


If you have questions or desire additional information, please contact the office of the superintendent.

Kate M. Brown
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Board

Hanover County Public Schools
200 Berkley Street
Ashland, Virginia 23005-1399

Telephone: (804) 365-4500
Fax: (804) 365-4680
TTY: (804) 798-7571

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