Galion Board sets leadership and meeting schedule

January 15, 2019

The Galion City School District Board of Education elected Mr. Grant Garverick to serve as Board President and Mr. Brian Owens to serve as Vice President for the 2019 calendar year during its organizational meeting Monday, Jan 14.

The board also set its annual meeting calendar prior to closing the organizational meeting. Regular monthly meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Galion Middle School computer lab.

The board immediately moved to the regular monthly meeting agenda after adjourning the organizational meeting. Donations from businesses and civic organizations highlighted the early portion of the meeting.

The board accepted a donation from the Crawford County Retired Teachers to establish a fund to purchase school supplies for children in need. The donation from Christ United Methodist Church and Kountry Kitchen for the benefit of the district’s Campus Wear Fund and for the Negative Lunch Balance Fund was also accepted by the board.

The final donation the board accepted was from Avita Health System to purchase a device that helps to kill germs in classrooms, hallways and other areas of the district’s facilities.

“I continue to be amazed at the support this community provides to its school district,” Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “These are just a few of the many donations we’ve received, and I would like to thank every individual, business and organization that has helped our students, staff and district.”

A resolution was passed recognizing January as School Board Recognition Month, a program organized by the Ohio School Boards Association to recognize the effort and dedication of school board members around the state. The Galion City School District Board of Education members include: Mr. Grant Garverick, Mr. Brian Owens, Mr. Dennis Long, Mrs. Debra Donaldson and Mr. Mike Mateer.

“It is important that we, as a school district and community, take time to thank the five community members who give so selflessly of their time to provide support for the education of all Galion children,” Grubbs said. “I encourage the Galion community to stop and thank each of our board members for their service to our students, staff and community.”

The board approved the calendar for the 2019-2020 school year during the meeting. The board also approved a resolution recognizing January 20-26 as Ohio Public Education Week.

All other agenda items were approved as presented during the meeting. The board recessed to executive session with no additional action taken.

The next regular meeting of the Galion City School District Board of Education will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Galion Middle School computer lab Tuesday, Feb 19.

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