Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Board Of Education

About The Board

The Board of Education establishes educational policies to be carried out by the Superintendent of Schools. The Board is composed of seven members elected to four-year terms. Six members are elected from three geographic districts (two from each), and one is elected to an at-large position. Officers are elected each year at the first meeting in July. Board of Education members are not paid for their work.

Board officers include the President and Vice President. The President presides at all meetings, signs legal documents on behalf of the Board, and performs other, similar duties as prescribed by law. The Vice President acts in the President's absence.

Board meetings are open to the public, and are generally the first and third Thursday of each month starting at 5:30pm at the Burnett Administrative Center. The Board does meet at other locations and other times. Meeting dates, times, and locations are listed on the district calendar, and are also available as a single-page summary.