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Longtime Board Member Resigns After 14 Years

It is with regret that Sycamore Community Schools announces the resignation of longtime Board of Education member Diane Adamec. 

Diane Adamec Adamec has graciously served on the Sycamore Community Schools Board since 2005. She held a variety of leadership positions during her 14 years of service. She was selected as Board vice president in 2009 and led the Board as president for four terms since 2010. Adamec also served on various committees including Sycamore Advisory Commission, Sycamore Executive Advisory Council, Sycamore’s Master Facility Steering Committee, and on numerous levy and bond issue campaigns. She is resigning to spend more time with her family following the death of her husband, late City of Blue Ash Mayor Tom Adamec.

“The past 14 years of service have been some of the most rewarding and fulfilling work in my professional career. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve with such a talented and dedicated group of people,” said Adamec. “The Sycamore Family has provided me with great comfort over these past few months and I will forever be grateful.”

The Board accepted Adamec’s resignation effective December 10, 2019. 

“On behalf of the Board of Education, we thank Ms. Adamec for her years of service to our students, staff, and families,” said Paul Balent, Board President. “Her dedication and leadership will be missed. We wish her nothing but the very best.”

The Board will immediately begin seeking applicants to fill Adamec’s unexpired term ending December 31, 2021. According to Ohio Statute (ORC 3313.85), the Board must appoint a replacement within 30 days of resignation. 

Those interested in serving on the Sycamore Board of Education should contact Beth Weber, treasurer, for an application at The deadline for application submission is December 30, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. The Board, in consultation with their leadership experts, will review all applications and will hold interviews for all finalists on the morning of January 8, 2020. An appointment will be made at the Board of Education meeting on January 8 at 7:00 p.m.

According to Ohio law, people serving on Ohio school boards must be at least 18 years old, district residents, and registered voters. 

If you have any other questions or would like to speak to a current Board member about roles and responsibilities, please contact Board Vice President Melissa Weiss at