PATRICK GRINE, THOMAS GRINE, DR. THOMAS GUERNSEY, HEIDI KAUFFMAN, SHARON STANNARD
The Fostoria Board of Education is comprised of five members elected for four-year terms. Their role is to provide guidance on district policy and planning for the district as representatives of the community. Board sub-committees include negotiations/personnel/grievances, buildings/grounds & transportation, audit/finance, policy development, records, and community involvement.
Meetings - The Fostoria Board of Education revised the 2018 Board meeting schedule (April 12, 2018). Meetings will be held as follows:
Wednesday, May 9th Work Session & Regular 4:00 p.m.
Friday, June 15th Work Session & Regular 7:45 a.m.
Friday, July 13th Work Session & Regular 7:45 a.m.
Friday, August 24th Work Session & Regular 7:45 a.m.
Monday, September 10th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, September 17th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 8th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 15th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 12th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 19th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday, December 10th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, December 17th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Unless otherwise announced, the meetings will take place in the Board Room at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830.
Public Participation at Board Meetings - The Board of Education recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest.
The Board is also committed to conducting its meetings in a productive and efficient manner that assures that the regular agenda of the Board is completed in a reasonable period of time and allows for a fair and adequate opportunity for input to be considered. Consequently, public participation at Board meetings will be governed by the following principles:
Any person or group wishing to place an item on the agenda should register their intent with the Superintendent no later than fourteen (14) business days prior to the meeting and include:
A. name and address of the participant;
B. group affiliation, if and when appropriate;
C. topic to be addressed.
Such requests shall be subject to the approval of the Superintendent and the Board President.
In order to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board shall provide a period for public participation at all public meetings of the Board and publish rules to govern such participation in Board meetings.
The presiding officer of each Board meeting at which public participation is permitted shall administer the rules of the Board for its conduct.
“Riley Elementary School students had the opportunity to present essays they wrote on “Why I am Proud to be a Redmen.” “At Riley we have been working on our leadership skills and one of the most important things you can work on as a leader is your speaking voice,” Principal Kelli Bauman said. “They spent a lot of time reflecting on why they are proud to be a Redmen or … a Riley Redmen.”
Students who had the opportunity to share their essays included Alaina Caudill, Lily Hutchinson, Taylor O’Leary, Manuel Valero, Grayson Bauman, Cecilia Bringman, Aliyah Grine, Tinley Holman and Avalon Sprang, first grade; and Haley Edwards, Tay Harrison, Jordan Preble, Sophie Schmidt, Izzy Engle, Adelayde Guernsey, Carlito Hernandez, Ariyah Leaf, Mikela Sauval, Annie Kopp, Gabby Lydston, Marisol Sarmiento and AntJuan Scott, second grade.
They explained they are proud to be Redmen because of their practice of the 7 Habits, their participation on leadership/action teams, morning meetings, earning prizes for good behavior, making friends, learning in each subject, completing projects, encouragement from teachers, setting goals and more.
“Riley Elementary is a fun place because you get to be in charge of yourself,” Hernandez said. “You get to show respect for our country when we do the flag. Everybody at Riley respects me and it makes my heart feel kind. I love to be a Riley Redmen because it is a place to feel happy.”
“As a Riley student, I know it is OK to make mistakes because it teaches you a lesson to try harder,” Engle said.
Edwards said she was proud to be a Riley Redmen because of the action teams.
“I have made cards with candy and we get the extra candy. I try new candy too. I have given people in class a card with candy that has a nice note inside,” she read, explaining she’s on the random act of kindness action team. “It helps me to be nicer to others. It helps Riley by making people feel happy. It helps brighten people’s day. I love to be a Riley Redmen.”
Each student then received a certificate from Dr. Thomas Guernsey, board president.” (Article courtesy of the Review Times – April 19, 2018)