PATRICK GRINE, THOMAS GRINE, DR. THOMAS GUERNSEY, HEIDI KAUFFMAN, SHARON STANNARD
The Fostoria Board of Education is comprised of five members elected for four-year terms. Their role is to provide guidance on district policy and planning for the district as representatives of the community. Board sub-committees include negotiations/personnel/grievances, buildings/grounds & transportation, audit/finance, policy development, records, and community involvement.
Meetings - The Fostoria Board of Education revised the 2018 Board meeting schedule (June 26, 2018). Meetings will be held as follows:
Thursday, July 12th Work Session 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 13th Regular Meeting 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 23rd Work Session 6:30 p.m.
Friday, August 24th Regular Meeting 7:30 a.m.
Monday, September 10th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, September 17th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 8th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 15th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 19th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Monday, December 10th Work Session 6:00 p.m.
Monday, December 17th Regular Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Unless otherwise announced, the meetings will take place in the Board Room at the Fostoria Junior/Senior High School, 1001 Park Avenue, Fostoria, OH 44830.
Public Participation at Board Meetings
The Board of Education recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest. The Board offers public participation to members of the public in accordance with the procedures below. The Board applies these procedures to all speakers and does not discriminate based on the identity of the speaker, content of the speech, or viewpoint of the speaker.
The Board is also committed to conducting its meetings in a productive and efficient manner that assures that the regular agenda of the Board is completed in a reasonable period of time, honors the voluntary nature of the Board's time and using that time efficiently, and allows for a fair and adequate opportunity for input to be considered. Consequently, public participation at Board meetings will be governed by the following principles:
In order to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board shall provide a period for public participation at all public meetings of the Board and publish rules to govern such participation in Board meetings.
The presiding officer of each Board meeting at which public participation is permitted shall administer the rules of the Board for its conduct.
The presiding officer shall be guided by the following rules:
- Public participation shall be permitted as indicated on the order of business at the discretion of the presiding officer.
- Anyone having a legitimate interest in the actions of the Board may participate during the public portion of a meeting.
- Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and will be requested to preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address, and group affiliation, if and when appropriate.
- Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to five (5) minutes duration unless extended by the presiding officer.
- No participant may speak more than once on the same topic unless all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.
- All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members individually.
- Audio or video recordings are permitted. The person operating the recorder should contact the Superintendent prior to the Board meeting to review the possible placement of the equipment, and must agree to abide by the following conditions:
- No obstructions are created between the Board and the audience.
- No interviews are conducted in the meeting room while the Board is in session.
- No commentary, adjustment of equipment, or positioning of operators is made that would distract either the Board or members of the audience while the Board is in session and not disrupt the meeting.
- The presiding officer may:
- prohibit public comments that are frivolous, repetitive, and/or harassing;
- interrupt, warn, or terminate a participant's statement when the statement is too lengthy, abusive, off-topic, obscene, or irrelevant;
- request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum or is disruptive to the conduct of the meeting;
- request the assistance of law enforcement officers in the removal of a disorderly person when that person's conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting;
- call for a recess or an adjournment to another time when the lack of public decorum so interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting as to warrant such action;
- waive these rules with the approval of the Board when necessary for the protection of privacy or the administration of the Board's business.
I. The portion of the meeting during which the participation of the public is invited shall be limited to twenty (20) minutes unless extended by a vote of the Board.
FCS District Organizational Chart
Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA)
On behalf of the Fostoria City Schools students & families, we thank the Leadership Seneca County Class of 2018 for their generous support of our schools and community!
The Leadership Seneca County Class of 2018 “Ready Redmen Will Excel” project was a remarkable success. Through the project, the class was able to supply over 515 students with backpacks filled with school supplies, campus wear, and hygiene kids. Additional items purchased through the project filled 61 totes and were given to each of the schools to distribute as needed. Members of the Leadership Seneca County Class of 2018 attended the Board of Education meeting Monday, November 15, 208 to present the district with a check for the remaining, unused funds collected for the project. $19,629 was donated to be used to help students with basic needs, such as clothing and hygiene products. “We all wanted to make a difference, an impact and we feel this project hopefully made a difference in several students’ lives,” Libra Martin, Class of 2018.