Board of School Trustees
Manny Candelaria Jr.
Carlotta Blake - King
Regular meetings of the Board of School Trustees will normally be held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, although Board Meeting dates and locations may be adjusted. Meetings are typically held at the Administration Center. Board Meetings are held at 6:00p.m. during the months of September through May and at 5:30p.m. from June through August.
The Board of School Trustees of the School City of Hammond is composed of five members selected for four-year terms by means of an at-large, non-partisan election. Elections are held during November of even-numbered years. Terms of the Board members are staggered so that either two or three vacancies occur alternately. Members take office January 1 following their election. Board officers are chosen at the first meeting in January.
The School Board is charged with the responsibility of determining educational policy, approving educational programs, and providing appropriate facilities and personnel for carrying out these policies.
The task of implementing the policies and programs established by the School Board is the duty of the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent makes recommendations to the Board and provides them with information about the schools. The Superintendent and his administrative staff are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the schools and for ensuring that the schools are accomplishing their most important task -- the education of children.