Thomas named NB board president

By ERIC SCHAADT
Staff Writer
NORTH BALTIMORE — Tami Thomas was selected by her peers Tuesday to serve as president of the North Baltimore school board for 2014.
Board member Russell Bretz was picked as vice president.
Bretz, Tim Archer and Cheryl Cotterman were sworn into office for four-year terms in the wake of their electoral victories last November.
The school board voted to continue having regular meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The start time for those meetings was shifted to 6 p.m.
In other matters, Superintendent Marlene North said the district has used seven calamity days due to bad weather.
Districts are allowed five calamity days per school year, so the district will make up two days at the end of the school year. A story in Saturday’s Courier incorrectly reported that North Baltimore would use Presidents Day as a makeup day.
In a related matter, North said the school buildings did not experience frozen water pipes during last week’s subzero weather.
Separately, the school board will hold a special session next week as a search committee for a new superintendent. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school board office.
North is retiring at the end of this school year.
In other business, the school board:
• Approved its membership with the Ohio School Boards Association for 2014 at an estimated cost of $3,212.
• Honored students Lilly Woods, Olivia Hyatt and Chloe Lanning as contest winners for their work on a school safety calendar.
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