7571 North Elyria Road, West Salem, OH 44287
Phone: (419) 846-3151
Fax: (419) 846-3361
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Directions to Northwestern's Campus
 Northwestern High School is the southeast building
 Northwestern Middle is the northeast building
 Northwestern Elementary is the building to the west
 The Board of Education Office is behind the Middle School

 Jeff LaytonSuperintendent419-846-3151 
 Lesa ForbesTreasurer419-846-3400 
Philip Keener  330-201-3720 WCSCC Representative
 Board Members 

 Charles BeckPresident330-464-8614 Legislative Liaison, Finance Committee
John Smith 
Vice-President 330-701-8955 
 Labor Management Committee, Finance Committee 
Paula Abrecht   330-464-3204 Labor Management Committee – Alternate
Brad Stull 

 Tax Incentive district representative, Facilities Committee
Laura Woodring 
 Student Achievement Liaison

2021 School Board Meetings Schedule

6:30 P.M. in High School Library
(click the date for the Live-Streaming of the Board Meeting)

January 11High School & Livestream
February 22High School & Livestream
March 15High School & Livestream
April 26High School
May 17High School 
June 14High School
July 19High School
August 16High School
September 20High School
October 18 time changed to 5:00 P.M.High School
November 15High School
December 20High School 
 January 10, 2022High School

Due to Northwestern Board of Education meetings being open to the public the district is no longer live streaming the Board of Education meetings. 

Additional Meetings

Citizen Participation at Northwestern Board of Education Meetings


Remember that the Board of Education Meetings are a meetings of the Board to conduct official business.  There is no requirement for holding public participation.  It is only because of our efforts at transparency, communication, and desiring feedback that public participation is encouraged.  Appropriate demeanor and due respect are expected at Board of Education Meetings at all times.


Items for the Agenda:

If a citizen wishes to submit/discuss an item of business for a meeting, it is desired that this item be given to the Superintendent or President on the Wednesday preceding the Board meeting. This is the day that agendas are developed. This item should be submitted in writing. 


Addressing Items on the Agenda 

If a citizen wishes to address an item on the agenda, a request to be recognized should be made during the “guest” portion of the agenda. 


How to be Recognized 

The person desiring recognition should raise a hand and wait to be recognized by the President. 


What to do when Recognized 

1. State name and address. 

2. Address Board members as a group. 

3. Board members may ask questions for clarification. 

4. The President may use discretion regarding recognizing speakers more than once on the same subject. 

5. Individual remarks shall not exceed five minutes and no more than 30 minutes will be devoted to a single issue. 

6. Repetitive statements may be ruled out of order by the President. 

7. The President may defer questions/concerns to be discussed with the Superintendent at a different time. 

8. The Board will not discuss individual employees


Public participation is expected to be productive, positive, constructive criticism, or pose questions for the betterment of our school district – not to detract from our mission, create controversy or division, or inhibit the Board’s efforts to conduct official business.


If questions, information, concerns are requested community members are encouraged to contact the superintendent or treasurer who will be happy to discuss and meet with you.

Please use Adobe Acrobat to read these files
 Strategic Plan 2016 Highlights
Downloadable Documents
Board Policies
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