Joel Barlow at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month (or as posted).
Christopher J. Hocker (R)
Mark D. Lewis (D)
Walter King (R)
The Region 9 Board of Education serves Joel Barlow High School, a regional school for students in grades 9-12 from Redding and Easton. Regional District 9 was formed in 1957 to operate the joint high school. The Region 9 Board of Education serves as the Board of Finance for the district. Members review, amend, and adopt an educational budget that must be submitted to a public hearing at least two weeks prior to the Annual District Meeting, which is held on the first Monday in May and is the equivalent of a Town Meeting. In recent years, the Board has voted to send the budget to referendum. (If the board does not vote to send the budget to referendum, as was the case in years past, citizens can petition for a referendum.) If the voters reject the budget, the Regional Board must submit a revised budget for referendum every two weeks until the voters approve the budget.
Once the voters in Redding and Easton approve the Region 9 budget, the figure is incorporated into the budget of each town. The allocation is determined by the percentage of students from each town enrolled in the high school the previous year.
There are eight members of the Board, four from each town. Interim vacancies are filled by a Town Meeting in the respective town. This temporary term must be permanently filled at the next Biennial Election.
The members from Redding on the Region 9 Board of Education are elected.