On January 12, the Mason City Schools Board of Education met for the first time in the New Year for its annual budget hearing and organizational meeting. The Board set its regular meetings for 2016 - which will now include some Wednesday meetings, as well as Tuesday meetings.
Regular meeting dates for 2016 include: January 26, February 23, March 22, April 13, April 26, May 24, June 8, June 28, July 12, August 10, August 23, September 14, September 27, October 25, November 9, December 13 and January 10, 2017. The Board typically meets at 7:00 pm in the Mason High School Harvard Room. All meeting dates, times, and locations will be posted on the calendar of www.masonohioschools.com.
Courtney Allen and Kevin Wise, re-elected in November, were sworn in and began their new four-year terms. In addition, the 5-member board unanimously re-elected Allen as President and Matt Steele as Vice President for 2016.
"I want to thank the community for their support in re-electing Kevin and I to represent you. I can tell you from the bottom of my heart that I appreciate that confidence, and the support of my fellow board members for allowing me to serve as president once again. Most importantly, I am excited about the vision and work that is happening in our schools to make sure that our students' futures are bright. Whether it be the new STEM Learning Centers at the elementary schools, the incredible performance of our band in the Rose Parade, or the clean financial audit of our district - 2016 is off to a great start and I'm confident that the best is yet to come!"
The board also reappointed Wise as the legislative liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association, and reappointed Allen as the student achievement liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association.
Board officers serve one-year terms.