Board of Education

The role of the Board of Education is to oversee operations of the school district on behalf of the community under the guidance of the State Board of Education. BOE trustees create policies which define how the district is to be operated. The BOE trustees are also responsible for hiring a Superintendent to operate the district per these policies.

Board of Education trustees are members of the community and are elected into office by their peers by holding public elections each November. Trustees serve a four year term. Terms are staggered by holding elections for two seats every year, with the exception of a single seat election every four years. Any vacant seats may be filled by appointing a community member to serve a maximum of one year, or until an election can be held.

All community members 18 years of age or older, a resident of the community for longer than one year, and have a desire to serve their community are encouraged to run for the seat of Board of Education trustee.


The annual school election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. There will be three (3) seats on the ballot. All three (3) seats are 4 year terms, January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2024. 

Three incumbents will be on the ballot in an effort to retain their seats: 
Pamela Dickinson, Karen Howes, and Paul Lamphear.

In addition,  two other candidates – Kaylee O'Connell and Dick Hathaway – have also filed. 

Therefore, we will have five individuals running for three available seats.

For more information on how to become a board member, please call 
Comstock Township Clerk, Michelle Moheny, at 381-2360.


Learn more about the role of a school board.

Pamela Dickinson, 

2nd Term (2020)

Shirley Amos, 
Vice President

3rd Term (2022)

Karen Howes, 

2ndTerm (2022)

Dorinda Scholly, 

1st Term (2022)

Saralyn Brown,

1st Term (2022)

Paul Lamphear, 
Trustee, appointed

1st Term (2020)

Matthew Schreiner,

2nd Term (2022)

Faye Goldner,
Recording Secretary*


*Faye Goldner also serves as the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Comstock Public Schools