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School Board Appreciation! Boards of education are a mature and tested institution in Ohio. School board members make policy; approve contracts with employees; choose curriculum; adopt budgets; and select a superintendent, treasurer and business manager to administer the district. They do all these tasks with the emphasis on what’s best for the children they serve.

Being an effective school board member is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of change and challenge. School board members need to be knowledgeable about many complex education and social issues, and carry out initiatives and directives from both federal and state governments. To face these demands of governing our public schools, they give countless hours of personal time. A public board of education is a legislative body of citizens elected locally by their communities. Most Ohio school boards consist of five to seven members who serve four-year terms of office. Through dedicated, responsible endeavors, school board members serve the public interest in public education—and serve the needs of our kids. They ensure that decisions about public schools are made as close to the needs of our communities as possible. Their public service is an excellent example for young and old alike of the tradition of volunteerism that is a hallmark of American society. Please take a moment to thank your board of education members. Your board of education members are:

Mr. Jamie McGraw - 18 years

Mr. Dave Kissel - 4 years

Mrs. Lisa Music - 4 years

Mrs. Debbie Reidy - 2 years

Mrs. Linda Roney - 2 years

Board members were honored at the January 15, 2018 board meeting with certificates, video, posters and gifts from district students.