GREEN: After six consecutive years of the same member at the helm of the Board of Education, there has been a changing of the guard.
Member Steven Foster was chosen to succeed board member Bob Campbell as board president prior to Mark Herdlick being chosen vice president during the board's nine-minute organizational meeting Monday night at the Central Administration Building.
Campbell, now in his eighth year on the board, said Foster had talked with him about the president's position and the affable Campbell said he was willing to step aside.
Foster and fellow board members praised Campbell for his leadership, with Foster adding, "This school district is really in a good place" because of him [Campbell] and the efforts of Superintendent Michael Nutter and Treasurer Eydie Snowberger.
Foster, in his sixth year on the board and two-time vice president, had been appointed to finish the final two years of his previous term and now is in the last year of his full, four-year term.
Foster and Campbell were chosen as Portage Lakes Career Center school representatives and alternate and delegate, respectively, to the Capital Conference.
Foster also was named a Green Schools Foundation representative along with board member Connie Leonard.
Meanwhile, Campbell chose to serve on the Compensation Committee and the Green Schools Outreach Network.
Leonard will be the Ohio School Boards Association achievement liaison, as well as being an alternate on the board's Compensation Committee.
Herdlick chose to continue as legislative liaison of the Ohio School Boards Association and the Policy Committee plus being an alternate on the Green Schools Outreach Network.
Member Lynn Wiggins chose to serve on the Policy Committee. Snowberger will continue as a member of the Tax Incentive Review Council.
The board approved establishment of a board service fund not to exceed 75 cents per student or up to $20,000, whichever is greater, to cover board member expenses in performance of their duties or as special representatives when sent out of the school district.