The Bristol Tennessee Board of Education is composed of five members, who are residents of the city and are elected by citizens at the general election in May to serve a four-year term. Currently serving are Mary Brown (elected at-large), Jim Butcher (West District), Jill Harrison (East District), Nelson Pyle (South District), and David Welch (elected at-large).
The Board of Education is responsible for establishing goals and adopting policies for the effective operation of the school system. The board appoints a director of schools to oversee the operation of the school system in accordance with the educational goals and policies it establishes.
Board of Education Members Are: David Welch, Chair; Mary Brown, Vice Chair; Nelson Pyle, Secretary; Jim Butcher and Jill Harrison, members.