The Ohio School Boards Association is celebrating School Board Recognition Month this month to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education member plays in our society. School Board Recognition Month honors the members of Ohio’s more than 700 city, exempted village, local and joint vocational boards of education as well as governing boards of educational service centers for their commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio’s school children.
Crestview Local Schools is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities. “Our students, teachers and staff benefit every day from the dedicated energies and time devoted toward the effective operation of our school district,” states Kathy Mollenkopf, Crestview’s superintendent. Mollenkopf adds, “Elected to serve by our district’s residents, these public servants receive little compensation for their efforts. They unselfishly contribute their time and talents toward the advancement of public education. They represent a continuing commitment to local control and decision-making in education. Even though a special effort is made during the month of January to show appreciation to our school board members, we recognize that their contributions reflect a year-round commitments. It is a privilege to work with these dedicated individuals who are committed to the continuing success of our school district and our students.”
Members of the Crestview Local School Board include the following: John Auld, President; Lori Bittner, Vice-President, Nan Grace, Andy Perrott and Brad Perrott. As well, Lonnie Nedderman is the appointed representative for Crestview on the Vantage Career Center Board of Education. Each of these individuals fully represent our district’s motto, “Tradition Invested in the Future.”