The five-member Mason City Schools Board of Education unanimously elected Matt Steele as its new president and Randy Andrews as vice president during its January 10 organizational meeting. Steele, who has served on the board since 2011, succeeds Courtney Allen. Andrews, who has served on the board since 2013, takes over for Connie Yingling.
"We are very fortunate to live in a phenomenal community, and it all starts with our superb public schools. We owe a great deal of gratitude to everyone who helped build our district into what it is today, from the earliest school boards, administrators and educators, to community leaders, and voters who made key investments as the Mason community experienced explosive growth. It is vital that we continue to do everything in our power to ensure that our educators and administrators are positioned to continue serving our students with excellence. That includes supporting innovation and being good stewards of our finances, but it also requires us to continue staking out our position for local control and advocating for the resources our teachers and administrators need to do their great work," said Steele.
The board also appointed 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.