School boards elect officers, set meetings for 2015

(Posted Jan. 21, 2015)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The school boards for Madison County’s four public school systems have reorganized for 2015, electing officers, appointing committee representatives and setting meeting dates.

Jonathan Alder

The Jonathan Alder school board elected Tom Bichsel as board president and Christine Blacka as vice president for 2015.

Board representatives and liaisons are as follows:

  • Insurance committee—Bichsel
  • Financial advisory committee—Steve Votaw, Shannon Faust
  • Technology—Blacka
  • Tolles board—Bichsel
  • Ohio School Boards Association legislative liaison—Blacka with Mary Jo Boyd as the alternate

The board’s regular meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the board conference room (Room 228) at the high school. The meeting dates for 2015 are: Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

London

The London school board elected Marvin Homan as board president and Curtis Brooks as vice president for 2015.

Board representatives and liaisons are as follows:

  • Tax abatement committee—Homan
  • Foundation Board—Dr. Martha Geib and Darryl Brown
  • London City Business Advisory Council—Homan and Brown
  • London Academy—Brooks and Stahl
  • Student achievement—Geib
  • Communication/public relations—Geib
  • Finance/buildings/grounds committee—Homan and Brown
  • Tolles school board—Brooks
  • London Community Foundation-Central Madison Joint Recreation District—Stahl and Don Herman
  • Ohio School Boards Association Central Region—Brooks

The board’s regular meetings take place once a month at 7 p.m. in the London High School lecture hall. The meeting dates for 2015 are: Feb. 10, March 10, April 21, May 19, June 23, July 21, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8.

Madison-Plains

The Madison-Plains school board elected Kelly Cooley as board president and Mike Datz as vice president for 2015.

Board representatives and liaisons are as follows:

  • Student achievement—Mike Datz
  • Audit committee—Ken Morlock
  • Insurance committee—Datz and Cooley
  • Advisory committee—Dave Hunter
  • District leadership team—Bob Butz
  • District board policy review committee—Datz, Morlock
  • District athletic council—Datz
  • Ohio School Boards Association legislative liaison—Morlock with Cooley as alternate

The board’s regular meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the district meeting room in the elementary building. The meeting dates for 2015 are: Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.

West Jefferson

The West Jefferson school board elected Dave Harper as board president and Ed Shepherd as vice president for 2015.

Shepherd will serve as the board’s legislative liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association.

The board’s meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except March and June) in the auditeria at the high school. The meeting dates for 2015 are: Feb. 9, March 16, April 13, May 11, June 15, July 13, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

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