2021 Springfield Local Schools Board of Education
leave a message for any board member by calling the district office 419.867.5600
Mr. Ev Harris, President
Mrs. Rachel Geiger, Vice President
Mr. Richard Helminski
Mrs. Sherri Koback
Mr. Ken Musch
Mr. Matt Geha, Superintendent
Mr. P. Ryan Lockwood, III, Treasurer
A brochure offering details on meeting schedules, procedures, and other important information concerning the Springfield Local Schools Board of Education is available - please click here to view the brochure.
The Springfield Board of Education continues to follow Ohio's COVID-19 mitigation protocols. As of June 23, 2021, the restriction on attendance at in-person Board of Education meetings will be relaxed. To ensure that the health/safety of attendees can be maintained, those wishing to attend / address the Board are asked to call 419-867-5604 to speak to Cheri Casper, administrative assistant to Superintendent Matt Geha. As needed, the Board of Education reserves the right to relocate the setting for any scheduled meeting to safely accommodate the size of an expected audience.
Meeting Schedule click here to view the 2021 meeting schedule
October 13, 2021 4:00 pm (Study Meeting)
October 25, 2021 4:00 pm (General Business Meeting) CHANGE
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. Included above is a link for the Springfield Board of Education's schedule. The monthly business meetings typically take place in the district's Administration Building, located at 6900 Hall Street in Holland. If the schedule or location is adjusted for any reason, that information is posted and the community is notified in advance via the website and through available media (print, electronic, social).
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, administrative assistant to Springfield Local Schools' Superintendent Mr. Matt Geha, 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 minutes per person and 15 minutes per topic. Exception for additional time may be granted by the Board of Education President.
The Board of Education adopted "aspiring statements" - click here to view.
Board of Education Meeting Agendas: (copies of prior meeting agendas are available upon request)
- October 13, 2021 Study Meeting Agenda
- Previous Agendas . . .
Board of Education Minutes: (copies of prior meeting minutes are available upon request)
Approved Minutes - 2020-2021
Board of Education Business Advisory Council:
Jerry Bell, District Representative - email Mr. Bell
The 2020-2021 meeting schedule for the Board of Education's Business Advisory Council is a s follows:
November 23, 2020 January 25, 2021 March 15, 2021 May 17, 2021
- Business Advisory Council - Meeting Minutes
What follows is a brief biography of Springfield School Board of Education members:
Mr. Ev Harris (Board of Education President)
Occupation: Real Estate, Insurance
In 2021, Mr. Harris will have served the community as a member of the Springfield Board of Education for 49 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 10 Nationwide Insurance Community Service Awards. His wife Lana and both children graduated from Springfield High School and his two grandchildren attend schools in the district.
Mrs. Rachel Geiger (Board of Education Vice President)
Occupation: RN, Director, Health Insurance
Mrs. Rachel Geiger, first elected to the Springfield Board of Education in November, 2015, was reappointed to her position for a four-year term in January, 2020. 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 has brought that same dedication and enthusiasm to serving Holland-Springfield residents as a member of the Board of Education.
Mr. Richard Helminski
Occupation: Retired, 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 firefighter. He holds many certifications, including those as a paramedic and fire safety officer. in May, 2020, he was recognized by Multiplying Good as a "One in a Million" award recipient. In 2006, he was appointed Assistant Fire Chief and in June, 2020, retired from the Department. He and his wife Rebecca are the proud parents of two daughters, both alumnae of SHS.
Mrs. Sherri Koback
Occupation: Business Owner
Mrs. Koback, her husband Scott, and their children are all Springfield graduates! Her dedication to her alma mater finds her very active in the Springfield Schools Foundation/Alumni Association, and booster organizations. It is unusual to not 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, a Jefferson Awards nomination in 2016 and in April, 2020 was recognized by Multiplying Good as a "One in a Million" award recipient. She was reelected to her third term to the Board of Education in November, 2017, and is now engaged in her 12th year of service to the community.
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 40th 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, his children and grandchildren all reside in the community.