Board of Education



2017 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education 
Leave a message for any board member by calling the district office 419.867.5600

Mrs. Rachel Geiger
Mr. Ev Harris
Mr. Richard Helminski, President
Mrs. Sherri Koback, Vice President
Mr. Ken Musch
Dr. Michael O'Shea, Superintendent
Mr. P. Ryan Lockwood, III, Treasurer
Adam Chamberlain, Student Liaison


Members of the public are invited to attend all Springfield Board of Education Meetings.   A brochure
offering details on meeting schedules, procedures, and other important information concerning
the Springfield Local Schools Board of Education is available - p
lease click here to view the brochure. 


2017 Board of Education Meeting Schedule -click here to view 

JULY
Study Meeting                -    July 12, 2017 at 8:00 am (TIME CHANGE)
May General Meeting    -   July 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When and 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 each month at 5:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday (with the exception of November and December) in the Administration Building, 6900 Hall Street in Holland. If the schedule is adjusted for any reason, that information is posted and the community is notified in advance via the website and through media.

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 Ms. Cheri Casper, 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 Ms. Casper 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:
The Board of Education adopted "aspiring statements" - click here to view.


Board of Education Meeting Agenda:        (copies of prior meeting agendas are available upon request)
July 12, 2017
-   July, 2017 Study Meeting Agenda

June 28, 2017
-   June, 2017 General Meeting Agenda 

June 14, 2017
-   June, 2017 Study Meeting Agenda 

May 24, 2017
-   May, 2017 General Meeting Agenda 

May 10, 2017
-   May, 2017 Study Meeting Agenda 

Board of Education Minutes:                        (copies of prior meeting minutes are available upon request)
March Study Meeting, 2017
February General Meeting, 2017
February Study Meeting, 2017
January General Meeting, 2017
January Study Meeting, 2017
December Meeting, 2016
November Meeting, 2016
October Study Meeting, 2016
September General Meeting, 2016
September Study Meeting, 2016



What follows is a brief biography of Springfield School Board of Education members:
 
Mrs. Rachel Geiger
Occupation: RN, Director, Health Insurance
Mrs. Rachel Geiger was elected to the Springfield Board of Education in November, 2015. She is very active in her support of her alma mater serving as either an officer or member of many booster organizations and as Secretary of the Springfield Schools Foundation. Like Mrs. Geiger, her husband, and children are either proud Springfield graduates or current students! Her dedication is without question and it is unusual not to find her at all district athletic or academic events! She will bring that same dedication and enthusiasm to serving Holland-Springfield residents as a member of the Board of Education.

Mr. Ev Harris
Occupation: Real Estate, Insurance
By 2017, Mr. Harris will have served the community as a member of the Springfield Board of Education for 45 years. He has received numerous regional and state-wide recognition awards 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. In 2016, the Ohio School Boards Association honored Mr. Harris with the prestigious, inaugural Neil Pohlmann Award! He 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.

Mr. Richard Helminski, President 
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, including those as a paramedic and fire safety officer. In 2006, he was appointed Assistant Fire Chief. He and his wife Rebecca are the proud parents of two daughters, both of whom attend school in the district.

Mrs. Sherri Koback, Vice President
Occupation: Business Owner
Mrs. Koback, her husband Scott, and her children are either Springfield graduates or current students. Her dedication to her alma mater finds her very active in the Springfield Schools Foundation/Alumni Association, and booster organizations. It is unusual not to find her at most district 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 and a Jefferson Awards nomination in 2016. She was reelected to her second term in November, 2013, and is now enjoying her eighth year of service to the community.

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 36th 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.


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