School Board

link to board docs in new tabHanover'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

HCPS School Board

Robert L. Hundley, Jr., Chickahominy District - Chairman 
Work: (804) 550-9222, Home: 730-3415; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2020

Roger S. Bourassa, Mechanicsville District - Vice Chairman
Phone: (804) 559-8113; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2022

John F. Axselle III, Beaverdam District 
Phone: (804) 798-7782; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2019

Marla G. Coleman, Henry District 
Phone: (804) 746-2650; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2019

Susan (Sue) P. Dibble, South Anna District
Phone: (804) 752-6866; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2021

Ola J. Hawkins, Ashland District 
Phone: (804) 357-3743; email:
Term ends on June 30, 2020

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


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 are subject to change. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

August 14, 2018
September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
November 6, 2018*
December 18, 2018* (rescheduled from December 11, 2018 due to inclement weather)
January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
May 14, 2019
June 11, 2019
July 2, 2019*

*Notes a change from the traditional schedule.

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. Speakers who address the board as individuals are allotted three (3) minutes. Those who represent organizations are allotted six (6) minutes. Please view the board's public comment policy for more information.

To make a request to address the board during public comment, please contact Kate Brown, School Board Clerk, or call (804) 365-4502 no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. After 12:00 p.m., please sign up upon arrival at the meeting. 

Legislative Agenda

Legislative Agenda for 2019


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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