Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education organizes for new year


By Lori Hansen • Last Updated 11:08 pm on Friday, January 04, 2013

STANTON — The Central Montcalm Public School Board of Education started off the new year with an organizational meeting to elect officers prior to Thursday night’s regular meeting.

Jim Rogers of Sheridan is the newest board member, having been elected on Nov. 6, when previous board president Doug Bowen of Sheridan chose not to run for re-election.

As the board’s previous vice president, Bill Simpson of Sheridan, opened the meeting by asking for nominations for board president. Roxanne Switzer of Sidney, who previously served as secretary, was nominated for president, as was Simpson.

“I think Bill, with the most experience on the board, has more time and could handle anything that comes up during school hours,” Rogers said. “Roxanne would also do an excellent job, but I’m thinking of the time perspective.”

“I am willing to put forth the time, I have a flexible work schedule and no children in sporting events I have to attend,” Simpson noted.
Switzer countered that she only works two days a week and is also willing to put in the time necessary for the position.

As Switzer was the first nomination, her name was the first voted on. She won the nomination in a 5-2 vote, with Simpson and Rogers casting the dissenting votes.

Todd Giles of Sheridan was named vice president, Bill Collins of Stanton was named secretary and Mike Barnwell of Stanton was named treasurer in unanimous board votes.

Lori Hansen is a Greenville-area correspondent.

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