School Board

Board Docs. Click here for meeting informationHanover School Board members are charged with the responsibility to preserve and enhance public school education in Hanover County. 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.

Each of the county's seven magisterial districts is represented by a School Board member appointed to a four-year term by the Board of Supervisors of Hanover County. The terms of service are staggered and commence on July 1. The Superintendent of Hanover County Public Schools is appointed by the School Board as the chief administrator and executive officer.

School Board Members 

School board group photo

Robert J. (Bob) May, South Anna District - Chair
Phone: (804) 752-4646; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2025

Steven Ikenberry, Cold Harbor District - Vice Chair
Phone: (804) 514-2197; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2025

Karen Lynne, Ashland District
Phone: (804) 537-2835; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2028

Greg Coleman, Beaverdam District
Phone: (804) 365-4502; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2027

Bob Seifert, Chickahominy District
Phone: (850) 865-5350; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2028

Whitney Welsh, Henry District
Phone: (804) 650-1251; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2027

John E. Redd, Jr., Mechanicsville District

Phone: (804) 746-7112; email: [email protected]
Term ends on June 30, 2026 


Please visit BoardDocs, a web-based tool for publishing our school board meeting agendas, minutes, support documents, audio and policies. 

Meeting Calendar and Details

The School Board traditionally meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The School Board will typically enter the closed meeting at 6:00 p.m. preceding its regularly scheduled 7:00 p.m. meeting which is open to the public. Dates and times are subject to change. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.

July 9, 2024
August 13, 2024
September 10, 2024
October 8, 2024
November 12, 2024
December 10, 2024
January 14, 2025
February 11, 2025
March 11, 2025
April 8, 2025
May 13, 2025
June 10, 2025
July 8, 2025 

Public Comment

Public comment is included as part of the School Board’s agenda during each regularly scheduled monthly business meeting. Any citizen may address the board on any matter that is within the scope of the board’s authority. The time allotted to each speaker shall be three (3) minutes. Please visit BoardDocs for more information.

July 9, 2024 Meeting

The agenda for the School Board's July 9 meeting is available on BoardDocs. The meeting will be held in the Hanover County Government Administration Building (7516 County Complex Road, Hanover, VA 23069). The meeting will be live streamed. 

Legislative Agenda

Legislative Agenda for 2024


- Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
- Gifted Advisory Committee
- School Health Advisory Board
- Special Education Advisory Committee 

Equity Policy

In January 2020, the Hanover County School Board passed its Equity Policy. This new language recognized that "every child deserves an education based upon fundamental principles of equity." As a community, we recognized that "Hanover County Public Schools is enriched by diversity and inclusivity and is dedicated to eliminating inequities. The school division is committed to taking deliberate action to match all students with the resources, tools, and supports they need to maximize their potential."

In alignment with and responsive to this Board policy, an Equity Report is presented to the School Board annually. The second annual report was presented in May 2022


If you have questions or desire additional information, please contact the office of the superintendent.

Kate M. Brown
Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Board

Hanover County Public Schools
200 Berkley Street
Ashland, Virginia 23005-1399

Telephone: (804) 365-4500
Fax: (804) 365-4680
TTY: (804) 798-7571

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