2015 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education
Mr. Ev Harris, Vice President
Mr. Richard Helminski
Mrs. Keiran Menacher, President
Mr. Ken Musch
Dr. Michael O'Shea, Superintendent
Mr. P. Ryan Lockwood, III, Treasurer
Leave a message for any board member by calling the district office 419.867.5600.
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All members of the public are welcome to attend.
Below is a list of meetings for the remainder of the school year:
March Meetings: Study Session 3/11; General Session 3/25
April Meetings: Study Session 4/15; General Session 4/29
May Meetings: Study Session 5/13; General Session 5/27
June Meetings: Study Session 6/10; General Session 6/24
Where Are Board Meetings Held?
A Board of Education in the State of Ohio can only take action at meetings open to the public. The Springfield Board of Education typically holds its monthly business meeting at 5:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Administration Building, 6900 Hall Street, Holland, Ohio. If the schedule is adjusted for any reason, that information is posted and the community is notified in advance.
Addressing the Board of Education:
To permit citizens to be heard and at the same time conduct its meetings efficiently, members of the Board will hear the public only at times scheduled for such comments.
A citizen, community or school related group who wishes to be formally placed on the agenda at a Board meeting must give notice to Cathy Semonin, Springfield Local Schools' Superintendent Michael D. O'Shea's administrative assistant, 48 hours in advance of the meeting. Notice must include name and address of person, telephone number, name of group and topic to be addressed. To reach Mrs. Semonin via telephone, please call the school district at 419.867.5604. Comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per person and fifteen (15) minutes per topic, except as additional time is granted by the Board President.
In August, 2014, the Board of Education adopted the following "aspiring statements:"
The Springfield Local Schools Board of Education aspires to open up students’ academic horizons and raise the level of expectations for all learners. Springfield students will exceed expectations both in and out of the classroom, explore future options through character development opportunities, art appreciation, problem solving, social intelligence, exploring diverse cultures of the world, career readiness, and at all times challenging their perceived limitations.
Cultural and Environmental:
The Springfield Local Schools Board of Education aspires to create a positive and nurturing educational environment that promotes academic, social, and emotional growth and success for each student. This will be accomplished by maintaining academic and extracurricular programs and services that are culturally responsive, promote high student and school district expectations, are fiscally responsible, and are adaptable to meet the changing needs of our students, our community, and our nation.
The Springfield Local Schools Board of Education aspires to create and cultivate engaging, positive, connected, and united relationships in the community that support and value the mission of our richly diverse school district. This will be accomplished by providing exceptional academic and extra-curricular programs that educate and produce well-rounded, confident, and competent young women and men.
February 25, 2015
- General Meeting Agenda
- General Meeting Addendum
February 18, 2015
- Study Meeting Agenda
January 28, 2015
- General Meeting Agenda
- General Meeting Addendum
January 14, 2015
- Special Meeting Agenda
January 7, 2015
- Annual Organization Meeting
- November 18, 2014
- November 5, 2014
- October 22, 2014
- September 22, 2014 General Meeting
- September 10, 2014 Study Meeting
What follows is a brief biography of Springfield School Board of Education members:
President: Keiran Menacher
Occupation: Manufacturer's Sales Representative
Mrs. Menacher is now serving as a member of the Springfield Board of Education for her 120th year. She is active on many district-level committees and in 2009, her accomplishments led to her selection to the All Ohio School Board. This honor followed her receipt in 2007 of the prestigious Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement. Mrs. Menacher has also received numerous regional and state awards and recognition for her contributions to the district and education. She lives in Holland with her husband Bill and is the mother of two sons, both Springfield High School graduates.
Vice President: Ev Harris
Occupation: Real Estate, Insurance
In 2015, Mr. Harris will have served the community as a member of the Springfield Board of Education for 42 years. He has received numerous regional and state-wide recognition for his contributions to public school education and leadership including the prestigious Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement. Three times he has been named to the all NW Ohio Regional Board, in 2001 was chosen as an All-Ohio Board member, and has also been named a Master Board member. Mr. Harris also serves on the Board of the Springfield Schools Foundation. Professionally, Mr. Harris has been honored with seven Nationwide Insurance Community Service Awards. His wife Lana and both children graduated from Springfield High School and his two grandchildren also attend school in the district.
Occupation: Springfield Township's Assistant Fire Chief
Mr. Helminski began his service on the Springfield Board of Education in January, 2014. He is a proud graduate of Springfield High School where he excelled both academically and athletically. Mr. Helminski began his service to our community in 1987 as a volunteer fire fighter. He holds many certifications, includng those as a paramedic and fire safety officer. In 2006, he was appointed Assistant Fire Chief. He and his wife Rebecca are the parents of two daughters, both of whom attend school in the district.
Occupation: Business Owner
Mrs. Koback, her husband Scott, and her children are either Springfield students or graduates. Her dedication to her alma mater finds her very active in many booster organizations and it is unusual not to find her at all district athletic or academic events! Mrs. Koback’s work in the district and throughout the community resulted in her receipt in 2012 of the Ohio School Boards Association NW Region Outstanding Citizenship Award. She was reelected to her second term in November, 2013, and is beginning her sixth year of service to the community.
Occupation: Civil/Structural Engineer
Mr. Musch and his three daughters are proud alumni of Springfield High School and he has four grandchildren attending Springfield schools. He recently completed his 33rd year of service to the Springfield Board of Education and has received numerous regional and state awards including the prestigious Ohio School Boards Association Award of Achievement. His service also earned him selection as a Master Board member, the all NW Ohio Regional Board, and as an All-Ohio Board member in 2000. He, wife Sharon, children and grandchildren all reside in the community.