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BWLSD Board Of Education



The mission of the Big Walnut Local Schools is to inspire and guide
each student to his or her maximum potential.


In order to accomplish our mission, the Big Walnut Schools will
strive to achieve our vision of:

  • Student-focused, professional, collaborative staff
  • Student-focused , challenging and current curriculum
  • Supportive, involved and informed community
  • Safe, respectful and welcoming environment.


  • Making rules and regulations necessary for the government of the school district
  • Making sure all students of the district are provided with educational opportunities
  • Appointing a school superintendent and electing a treasurer
  • Overseeing the annual budget
  • Entering into contracts with all personnel in the manner required by Ohio laws.




The Big Walnut Board of Education meetings will be held the second and third Thursday's of every month as regular meetings. The first meeting of the month will commence at 7:30 a.m. and the second meeting of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the District Administrative Office, located at 110 Tippett Court, Sunbury -  with the following exceptions:

  • June - 3rd Thursday of month 6/18 @ 7:30 a.m. & 4th Thursday of the month 6/25 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • July - 4th Thursday of the month only 7/23 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • December - 1st Thursday of month 12/3 7:30 a.m. & 2nd Thursday of the month 12/10 6:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend these important meetings. Occasionally, the Board will hold a special meeting when district matters need immediate attention. Upon request to the Superintendent/Treasurer, the District shall make reasonable accommodation for a disabled person to be able to participate in this activity.

Please note: Board agendas and minutes are posted on this page as well. Agendas are posted until the minutes are approved at the next scheduled meeting; then the agenda is replaced with the approved minutes.

Meetings of the Board are open to the public, except for executive sessions during which Board members may discuss only three types of business as defined by the Ohio law. These are personnel matters, sale or purchase of property, and legal matters. Since Ohio law states that all school board voting must be done in public, executive sessions are for discussion purposes only.

Virtual Board of Education Meetings During COVID-19 Closure

You will be able to stream our Board meetings live by visiting bwls.net or you can also watch the live stream of the meeting on our website.  Our morning meetings are typically more discussion, with the majority of action items occurring during our evening meetings. If you can’t join us live, the meetings will be posted on our website so you can view them at a later time.

At each meeting, the Board of Education allows for members of the community to speak for up to three minutes to the Board.  It is not intended to be a question-and-answer session, but an opportunity to address the Board during their business meeting.  If you would like to have comments (750 words or less) read during the meeting, please email them to [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. the evening prior to the meeting.  Please use the subject line:  Board Meeting Public Participation.  Any comments submitted after that time will be held for the following meeting.

As always, if you do have questions, please email, and we are happy to answer them.  Board member and administrator email addresses can be found at bwls.net.

We hope you can join us online!

  • Board Policy Manual hosted by NEOLA

Board Members

Liana Lee
Vice President
[email protected]
Mrs. Lee Bio
Sherri Dorsch
[email protected]
Mrs. Dorsch Bio
Stephen Fujii
[email protected]
Mr. Fujii Bio



Board Meeting

On 11/19/2020


Facilities Planning Committee Meeting

On 11/17/2020 at 6:00 PM
At District Administration Office


Board Meeting

On 11/12/2020 at 7:30 AM
At District Administration Office


Board Meeting

On 10/15/2020


Board Meeting - CANCELED

On 10/8/2020

Board Meeting

On 9/17/2020 at 6:30 PM


Board Meeting

On 9/10/2020 at 6:30 PM


Board Meeting

On 8/20/2020 at 6:30 PM


Board Meeting

On 8/13/2020 at 7:30 AM


Board Meeting

On 7/23/2020 at 6:30 PM


Special Board Meeting

On 7/8/2020 at 7:30 AM