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MOESC Board of Governors Meets, Celebrates School Board Recognition Month

Front Row, L-R: Glenna Plotts, Kyle Swigart, Linda Schumaker Back Row, L-R: William Hope, William McFarland, Brad Geissman, Douglas Theaker

Mansfield, OH (January 18, 2024) – The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center had three Board members who were recently elected to a new four-year term and received their Oath of Office during the organizational meeting on Wednesday, January 17: Brad Geissman, William Hope and Douglas Theaker. In addition, Douglas Theaker was appointed Board President while William McFarland was assigned as Board Vice-President.

The men and women comprising MOESC’s Board of Governors (including their tenure) are: 

  • Linda Schumaker - newly elected
  • William “Bill” Hope - 7 years
  • William “Bill” McFarland - 2 years
  • Brad Geissman - 8 years
  • Glenna Plotts - 8 years
  • Kyle Swigart - 8 years
  • Douglas Theaker - 30 years

Regarding the regular Board meeting that followed the organizational meeting, the Board was recognized for Ohio School Boards Association School Board Recognition Month. The Ohio School Boards Association celebrates School Board Recognition Month every January to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center joins districts throughout the state to recognize school board members' significant contributions to their communities. 

MOESC Superintendent Kevin D. Kimmel presented everyone with a framed certificate of commendation on behalf of the Ohio School Boards Association as well as a MOESC pullover as a sign of appreciation.

“We are very lucky to have a dedicated Board of Governors that works closely with education professionals and community members to create an educational vision for our client districts and their students,” Kimmel said. “On behalf of the students and staff of our client districts and our community, I would like to personally thank the board members for their efforts in providing leadership for our educational service center.”

For more information regarding School Board Recognition Month, visit www.ohioschoolboards.org/.

In other business, the MOESC Board of Governors approved and appointed Ben Blubaugh to the Pioneer Career & Technology Board of Education. Ben is the Pattern Division Plant Manager at Covert Manufacturing in Galion where he and his family reside.

The next MOESC Board of Governors meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services to 13 school districts and over 20,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland Counties. Client districts receive services from curriculum, gifted and special education consultants, speech pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists

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