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Note: School Board meetings are televised live over cable Channel 17 at 5:30 the first and third Tuesday of each month. They are also rebroadcast daily at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Click here to view Channel 17 online. Meetings are also available on-demand in the School Board Meeting Video archive.
The Lynchburg City School Board is a nine-member group of laymen appointed by the city council, and any Lynchburg citizen who is not a state, county, or city officer is eligible for appointment as a member. However, he or she must be a resident of the school district he or she represents. School board members are also constitutional officers of the State. Among the general powers and duties of the school board are to observe and enforce school laws, to adopt rules for the operation of the public schools, to establish guidelines for student conduct, to determine the curriculum to be offered and how it is to be implemented, to employ teachers on the recommendation of the superintendent, to suspend or expel students when necessary, to provide furnished school buildings and classrooms, to establish the length and calendar of the school term, to hold regular meetings, as well as necessary special meetings, and to submit to city council a detailed report of expenditures and an estimate of funds needed to maintain the school division.