Board of Education

Board of Education

Board Member Vacancy

The Mercer County Board of Education (“Board”) is seeking applications for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board representing seat [Division # 4]. This appointment will be effective until December 31, 2020. The new term for this position starts on January 1, 2021 and ends on December 31, 2024. Individuals interested in continuing in the position after appointment may also file to run in the election to be held in November 2020, as long as the Mercer County Clerk receives the intent for filing by August 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Individuals interested in continuing the position after appointment who miss the August 11th deadline may complete a declaration of intent for write-in by October 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. also with the Mercer County Clerk.

Responsibilities include: setting policy to govern the District; hiring/evaluating the Superintendent; and levying taxes and adopting the District budget. Board members must:

  •          Be at least 24 years old and a Kentucky citizen for the last three years;
  •          Be a registered voter in the particular District of the vacancy;
  •          Have completed the 12th grade or have a GED certificate;
  •          Meet all other legal qualifications (KRS 160.180); and
  •          Complete required annual in-service training.
Applications are available at Mercer County Board of Education, 530 Perryville Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or online at Mail applications to: Superintendent, ATTN: Board Vacancy, Mercer County Board of Education, 530 Perryville Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 or email to [email protected]


You can download the application here: Board Vacancy Application 

Watch the Board Meeting Live!

You can view the Board Meeting live here: Thursday, July, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Public Participation during Virtual Meetings

Due to the restrictions during these uncertain times, we are unable to allow the public to participate in the board meetings in person. If you have a public comment to make, please send that to [email protected] by 3:00 p.m. the day of the board meeting. It will be read aloud during the public participation portion of the meeting, as long as public participation guidelines are met. You may view the meeting in real time at the links above. Thank you!

Request Form - MCBOE Board Meeting Agendas

Online Board Meeting Agenda, Packets, and Minutes

The Mercer County Schools Board Meeting Agendas, Packets and Minutes may be viewed here.
Click on the date and time to view the entire packet. Click on View/Print Agenda to view the one page agenda only. Click on View Minutes to view the board approved minutes for that meeting. Meeting minutes will be uploaded after they have been approved at the next regularly scheduled board meeting.

Board of Education

The Mercer County Board of Education meets on third Thursday of each month. Meetings begin at 5:30pm and are held in the meeting room at Central Office, 530 Perryville Street, unless noted otherwise. As part of their monthly meetings, the Board of Education recognizes students and staff for outstanding accomplishments, as well as businesses and community leaders for their contributions and support of the students in the school district.
General Powers and Duties of the Board
The Board has general control and management of the public schools in its district. The Board may establish schools and provide for courses and other services it deems necessary for the promotion of education and the general health and welfare of pupils, consistent with the administrative regulations of the Kentucky Board of Education.
The Board may authorize the Superintendent to request, on behalf of the District, a waiver of state regulations and/or reporting requirements established by a Kentucky Revised Statute requiring paperwork to be submitted to the Kentucky Board of Education or the Department of Education as permitted by statute.
When approved as a district of innovation by the Kentucky Board of Education, the District may be granted waivers and exemptions from selected Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Kentucky Revised Statutes, and, for a school of innovation, certain Board policies. A school may decide whether it voluntarily chooses to be designated as a school of innovation and, thus, be included in the District's application and plan. However, the Board may require a school identified as persistently low-achieving under KRS 160.346 to participate in the District's plan of innovation.
The Board has control and management of all school funds and public school property and may use its funds and property to promote public education.
The Board shall exercise generally all powers prescribed by law in the administration of the public school system, appoint the Superintendent of schools, create and abolish positions, establish job classifications, and fix the compensation of employees.
The Board may set goals for the District and shall make and adopt and may amend or repeal policies for its meetings and proceedings for the management of the schools and school property of the district, for the transaction of its business, and for the qualifications and duties of employees and the conduct of pupils.
The Board may, in any investigation or proceeding before it, concerning a matter that may be a proper subject of inquiry by it, summon witnesses by subpoena, enforce their attendance, and require that they testify under properly administered oath.
The Board may set aside funds to provide for liability and indemnity insurance against the negligence of the drivers or operators of school buses, other motor vehicles, and mobile equipment owned or operated by the Board. The Board may expend funds necessary for liability insurance premiums and for the defense of any civil action brought against an individual Board member in an official or individual capacity, or both, on account of an act made in the scope and course of the performance of legal duties as a Board member. The Board shall make available liability insurance coverage for the protection of all members of school councils from liability arising in the course of pursuing their duties as members of the councils. 
Bobby Walden, District 1
Larry Yeager, District 2
Billy Montgomery, District 3
Christie Devine, District 4, Chairperson
Randy Phillips, District 5, Vice-Chairperson


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