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Sycamore Board of Education swears in new members & elects officers

Sycamore Community Schools welcomed two new Board of Education members during the Jan. 6 organizational meeting. The Honorable Judge Beth Myers, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, administered the Oath of Office to newly-elected board members Paul Balent and Melissa Weiss. Balent was previously appointed in May 2015 when Jill Cole resigned before the end of her term, and was re-elected to the Board in November.
“We’re excited to welcome Mrs. Weiss and welcome back Mr. Balent to our leadership team,” said Frank A. Forsthoefel, superintendent. “Their individual passions for the district and their great collaborative skills will complement the rest of our successful Board of Education and will allow our district to continue to do great things.”
“We’re excited to welcome Mrs. Weiss and welcome back Mr. Balent to our leadership team,” said Frank A. Forsthoefel, superintendent. “Their individual passions for the district and their great collaborative skills will complement the rest of our successful Board of Education and will allow our district to continue to do great things.”
The Sycamore Board of Education also unanimously elected Jean Staubach as Board president, and Paul Balent was unanimously elected as vice president. Staubach takes over for outgoing president Diane Adamec, who will remain a member of the Board.
The Sycamore Board of Education also unanimously elected Jean Staubach as Board president, and Paul Balent was unanimously elected as vice president. Staubach takes over for outgoing president Diane Adamec, who will remain a member of the Board.
 
Additional Board appointments included John Mercurio as legislative liaison, Staubach as the student achievement liaison, Weiss as the policy revision representative and audit committee representative, and Adamec as the Sycamore Advisory Commission representative. Recently-retired Board member Ken Richter will continue to serve Sycamore Schools as the representative for Great Oaks Academy. Richter retired in December after 12 years on the Board.
 
The Board of Education also adopted a new meeting schedule for 2016. Meetings will continue to be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the District Offices, 5959 Hagewa Drive, and the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School, 5200 Aldine Drive, unless otherwise announced.