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: SB-jaxselle@hcps.us
Term ends on June 30, 2023

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

Sterling H. Daniel, Mechanicsville District
Phone: (804) 746-1887; e-mail: SB-sdaniel@hcps.us
Term ends on June 30, 2022

Kelly K. Evko, South Anna District
Phone: (804) 396-8228; email: SB-kevko@hcps.us
Term ends on June 30, 2021 

Robert L. Hundley, Jr., Chickahominy District
Work: (804) 550-9222; email: SB-rhundley@hcps.us
Term ends on June 30, 2024

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

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

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 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 - Meeting at the Hanover County Administration Building Board Room.
December 8, 2020 - Meeting at the Hanover County School Board Office.
January 12, 2021 Meeting at the Hanover County School Board Office.
February 9, 2021 Meeting at the Hanover County School Board Office.
March 9, 2021 Meeting at the Hanover County School Board Office.
April 13, 2021 - Meeting at the Hanover County School Board Office.
May 11, 2021 Meeting at the Hanover County School Board Office.
June 8, 2021 Meeting at the Hanover County School Board Office.
July 13, 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 visit BoardDocs for more information. 

Legislative Agenda

Legislative Agenda for 2021

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, the first annual Equity Report was presented to the School Board in May 2021.   

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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