School Board

Purpose:To serve as the appointed body under the Code of Virginia in providing oversight over the Hanover County Public School system to preserve and enhance public school education. 


The School Board accepts its obligation to establish policies for the total operation of the school division; provide qualified personnel; adopt an annual school budget; and determine educational needs and desires of the community. The School Board sets challenging district goals, while monitoring and evaluating progress toward these goals. The Hanover County School Board operates within strict legal parameters established by the Virginia General Assembly and the federal government. The School Board relies on community involvement, professional educators, and deliberative judgment to fulfill its public trust. The superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools is appointed by the School Board as the chief administrator and executive officer.




Board of Supervisors appoints seven members on a staggered cycle by district over a four-year period with appointments accepted through nomination at a public hearing, then a vote at a subsequent meeting.

Terms of Service:

Four-year term on staggered cycle with term commencing on July 1

Contact Person(s):

Dr. Michael B. Gill, School Superintendent, (804) 365-4500 

Meeting Schedule:

School Board meets the second Tuesday of each month

Meeting Location:

School Board Meeting Room, 200 Berkley Street, Ashland, VA 23005 

Further Information:

School Board