Fostoria City Schools

Home of the Redmen

VISION Inspire. Succeed. Leave a Legacy.     MISSION LEGACY:  Leadership   Education   Graduation   Acceptance   Community  You 


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.

MeetingsThe Fostoria Board of Education revised the 2018 Board meeting schedule (June 26, 2018).  Meetings will be held as follows:

Thursday, July 12th                  Work Session                             6:30 p.m. 
Friday, July 13th                       Regular Meeting                        7:30 a.m. 
Thursday, August 23rd             Work Session                             6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24th                  Regular Meeting                       7:30 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 MeetingsThe 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.

FCS District Organizational Chart

Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA)

“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)

Board Agenda/Minutes

School Board Members

Mr. Patrick Grine

"Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent"----Eleanor Roosevelt

Mr. Thomas Grine

"Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets."----Leonardo da Vinci

Dr. Thomas Guernsey

"Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." I encourage all students parents and staff to find that someone or something to be your inspiration for a great year.  Good Luck and Go Redmen!"

Mrs. Heidi Kauffman 

"The BIG Secret in life is that there is no BIG Secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you are willing to work" - Oprah Winfrey.  I believe every student has the ability to be successful at any goal they set for themselves, but they have to be willing to work and not be afraid to ask for help when they need it.
Go Redmen!

Ms. Sharon Stannard

"Focus on the destination you choose for your future.  The educational opportunities in which to achieve your goal are available at Fostoria City Schools.  Have a wonderful school year!"