April 17, 2014

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Medina school board looking for Vlcek’s replacement

The Medina Board of Education is accepting applications to fill the seat of board Vice President Susan Vlcek, whose resignation will be effective Jan. 1.

Under Ohio law, the board must fill the seat within 30 days of the resignation date.

To be eligible to be appointed to the board of education, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age, reside in the Medina school district, and have been registered to vote for the past 30 days.

Applications will be available beginning Friday and can be obtained at the board office by calling Noreen Paffumi at (330) 636-3010, visiting the board office at 140 W. Washington St. between 8 and 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m., or by emailing npaffumi@mcsoh.org. Applications are due to the board office by 4 p.m. Jan. 3.

The board will determine the interview timeline at its Jan. 6 organizational meeting. At the organizational meeting, new board members are sworn into office, board members determine the various committees on which they will serve, the meeting schedule is set for the year, and the board may act on other business.

The board encourages applications from candidates who seek to help the board in maintaining educational excellence. For questions about board service, applicants can contact any board member. Board members’ emails can be found on the “Meet Your Board of Education” page on the district website, www.medinabees.org.

— from staff reports

  • Jack Butler

    Isn’t funny that she decided to resign after the election, so we as voter had no say in the replacement? Isn’t also funny that the next hold over is resigning after the next possible election in May? . Not only did they make bad decisions, they are depriving us of a say in the replacement process.

  • Buffalo

    Interesting point, Jack. It makes you wonder why we even had the opportunity to vote for three “new” board members (two being interim when the voting took place) when the board will probably get to choose two of their own anyway. I’m not sure this is the “transparency” that the taxpayers are so desperately seeking.

  • BevMedina

    Any time a board member resigns before their term is up, an appointment is made. Why do you think they always step down rather than wait for the term to expire? That way, they can keep the Good Ole Boys going strong. Probably why Wilder resigned in January when he was due for reelection this year anyway. I’m sure they had someone in mind for that spot before the caca hit the big oscillating object. nnnEven if she’d stepped down in June, it would have been an appointment to serve the last 2 years of her term.