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

School board group photo

Robert J. (Bob) May, South Anna District - Chair
Phone: (804) 752-4646; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2025

Steven Ikenberry, Cold Harbor District - Vice Chair
Phone: (804) 514-2197; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2025


Greg Coleman, Beaverdam District
Phone: (804) 634-9366; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2027

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

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

John E. Redd, Jr., Mechanicsville District
Phone: (804) 746-7112; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2026

Whitney Welsh, Henry District
Phone: (804) 650-1251; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2027

BoardDocs

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 typically 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.

August 8, 2023 - Meeting held in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069)
September 12, 2023 - Meeting held in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069)
October 10, 2023 - Meeting held in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069)
November 14, 2023 - Meeting held in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069)
December 12, 2023 - Meeting held in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069)
January 16, 2024 - The January 9 meeting was postponed to Tuesday, January 16 due to severe weather; Meeting held in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069)
January 30, 2024 - Superintendent's Proposed Budget Presentation
February 6, 2024 - Proposed Budget Public Hearing 
February 13, 2024 - Meeting held in the Board Room of the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069)
February 29, 2024 - Work Session at The Federal Club
March 12, 2024
April 9, 2024
May 14, 2024
June 11, 2024
July 9, 2024 

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 visit BoardDocs for more information.

May 14, 2024 Meeting

The agenda for the School Board's May 14 meeting is available on BoardDocs. The meeting will be held in the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069). The meeting will be live streamed. 

Legislative Agenda

Legislative Agenda for 2024

Committees

- Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
- Gifted Advisory Committee
- School Health Advisory Board
- Special Education Advisory Committee

Committee Applications

The Hanover County School Board is accepting applications to serve on its advisory committees. These committees provide valuable perspective to the School Board on a variety of topics and the Board considers the committees’ recommendations during its work throughout the year.

The applications can be accessed using the following links:

- Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
- Family Life Education Community Involvement Team
- Gifted Advisory Committee
- School Health Advisory Board
- Special Education Advisory Committee

Please note that applications are due Monday, May 13. If you have any questions about the committees or the application process, please email [email protected].

Equity Policy

In January 2020, the Hanover County School Board passed its Equity Policy. This new language recognized that "every child deserves an education based upon fundamental principles of equity." As a community, we recognized that "Hanover County Public Schools is enriched by diversity and inclusivity and is dedicated to eliminating inequities. The school division is committed to taking deliberate action to match all students with the resources, tools, and supports they need to maximize their potential."

In alignment with and responsive to this Board policy, an Equity Report is presented to the School Board annually. The second annual report was presented in May 2022

Questions

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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