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, 2020

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

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

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

Mechanicsville School Board Member to be named. 


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 13, 2019
September 10, 2019
October 8, 2019
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019
January 14, 2020
February 11, 2020
March 10, 2020
April 14, 2020
May 12, 2020
June 9, 2020
July 14, 2020

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 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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