Governing Board & Policies

The Metro Governing Board consists of twelve members assigned for terms of three years. Membership includes three representatives from The Ohio State University, three from Battelle Memorial Institute, two from Franklin University, one from Columbus City Schools, one Superintendent, and two additional members. The Governing Board advises and assists the school with matters such as curriculum, school evaluation and research, professional development, funding and community relations.

Current Membership:

Mr. David Burns

Director of STEM Innovation Networks
Battelle Memorial Institute

Dr. Cheryl Achterberg

Dean, College of Education & Human Ecology
The Ohio State University

Mr. Patrick Bennett

Vice President, International Institute for Innovative Instruction & Global Operations
Franklin University

Mr. Steve Dackin Superintendent of School & Community Partnerships,                                       Columbus State Community College      2020
Mr. Scott Gooding

Executive Director
Budget & Financial Management,
Columbus City Schools                         2019

Ms. Tina Jay

Research Scientist,
Battelle Memorial Institute


Battelle Memorial Institute

Dr. Kody Kuehnl
Dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Technology
Franklin University
Dr. David Manderscheid Executive Dean and Vice Provost,
College of Arts & Sciences
The Ohio State University
Ms. Sharee Wells
Director of Secondary Curriculum
Columbus City Schools
Dr. David Williams

College of Engineering
The Ohio State University



2017-18 School Year Board Meeting Schedule

Meetings are typically every other month on the fourth Friday of the month beginning at 8am. Meeting location is the Metro High School Conference Room, unless otherwise announced. 

  • September 8, 2017 (rescheduled from August 25)
  • October 27, 2017
  • December 8, 2017 (moved to avoid holiday breaks)
  • February 23, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • June 22, 2018

Governing Board Policies can be viewed here.

Meeting agendas & minutes can be accessed here.

Communications to the Board or requests to speak at a Board meeting should be submitted to at least three days before the meeting date.