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2014 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education

 


Mr. Ev Harris
Mr. Richard Helminski
Sherri Koback, President
Mrs. Keiran Menacher 
Mr. Ken Musch, Vice President

Dr. Michael O'Shea, Superintendent
Mr. Ryan Lockwood,Treasurer

 

Leave a message for any board member by calling the district office 419.867.5600.


 Click here to view the Board of Education's Welcome Brochure

 

 
All members of the public are welcome to attend.  

The Springfield Board of Education will meet for its General Business Meeting on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm.  A Special Meeting has also been scheduled for Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm in the Springfield High School Tombaugh Auditorium to allow residents to offer input on future funding requests.
 
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.

Aspiring Statements:
In August, 2014, the Board of Education adopted the following "aspiring statements:"

Academic Success:
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.

Community Engagement:
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.

Meeting Agendas

December 10, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda

November 18, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

November 5, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

October 22, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

October 8, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

September 29, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

September 22, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

September 10, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

August 27, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

August 13, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

July 30, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

July 23, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

July 9, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

June 27, 2014
  -  Strategic Planning Agenda

June 25, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

June 11, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

May 28, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

May 14, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

May 6, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

April 30, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

April 23, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda  (call SHS Office to obtain a list of 2014 graduates)
  -  General Meeting Addendum

April 9, 2014
  - Study Meeting Agenda

March 26, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

March 24, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

March 19, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

March 11, 2014
  -  Study Meeting Agenda

February 25, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

February 4, 2014
 -  Study Meeting Agenda

January 22, 2014
  -  General Meeting Agenda
  -  General Meeting Addendum

January 17, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

January 14, 2014
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

January 8, 2014 Organizaton Meeting
  -  Meeting Agenda

December 27, 2013
  -  Special Meeting Agenda

December 11, 2013
  - General Meeting Agenda
  - General Meeting Addendum

November 20, 2013
  - General Meeting Agenda
  - General Meeting Addendum

November 6, 2013
  - Study Meeting Agenda

October 23, 2013
  - General Meeting Agenda
  - General Meeting Addendum

October 9, 2013
  - Study Meeting Agenda

September 25, 2013
  - General Meeting Agenda
  - General Meeting Addendum

September 11, 2013
  - Study Meeting Agenda


Meeting Minutes
 
 -  September 22, 2014 General Meeting
  -  September 10, 2014 Study Meeting
  -  August 27, 2014 General Meeting
  -  August 13, 2014 Study Meeting  
  - 
July 30, 2014 General Meeting
  -  July 23, 2014 Special Meeting
  -  July 9, 2014 Study Meeting
  - 
June 27, 2014 Special Meeting

  -  June 25, 2014 General Meeting
  -  May 28, 2014 General Meeting
  -  May 14, 2014 Study Meeting
  -  May 6, 2014 Special Meeting
  -  April 30, 2014 Special Meeting
  -  April 23, 2014 General Meeting 
  -  April 9, 2014 Study Meeting
  -  March 19, 2014 Special Meeting
  -  March 11, 2014 Study Meeting
  -  February 25, 2014 General Meeting
  -  February 4, 2014 Study Meeting
  -  January 22, 2014 General Meeting
  -  January 17, 2014 Special Meeting
  -  January 14, 2014 Special Meeting
  -  January 8, 2014 Organization Meeting
  -  January 2, 2014 Special Meeting
  -  December 27, 2013 Special Meeting
  -  December 17, 2013 Special Meeting
  -  December, 2013 General Meeting
  -  November, 2013 Study Meeting
  -  October, 2013 General Meeting
  -  October, 2013 Study Meeting
  -  September, 2013 General Meeting
  -  September, 2013 Study Meeting
  -  August, 2013 General Meeting
  -  August, 2013 Study Meeting
  -  July 2013 General Meeting
  -  July, 2013 Special Meeting
  -  July, 2013 Study Meeting 
  -  June, 2013 General Meeting
  -  June, 2013 Special Meeting
  -  June, 2013 Study Meeting
 
 

What follows is a brief biography of Springfield School Board of Education members:

 

President:  Sherri Koback
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 fifth year of service to the community.

Vice President:   Ken Musch
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 32nd 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.

Members:

Ev Harris
Occupation: Real Estate, Insurance
In 2014, Mr. Harris will have served the community as a member of the Springfield Board of Education for 41 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.

Richard Helminski
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.

Keiran Menacher
Occupation: Manufacturer's Sales Representative

Mrs. Menacher is now serving as a member of the Springfield Board of Education for her 19th 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 












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