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New President for the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Board of Education

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With a new year comes change to the Bellbrook school board. Mary Franz steps down as president to allow the way for Dennis Eck, former Vice President, to step up as President. Elizabeth Betz fills the spot for Vice President.

“I would like to thank all of you for getting me through the last four years in educating me,” said Dennis Eck, President of the School Board. “Mary [Franz], for the past two years, and Liz [Elizabeth Betz] prior to that, you both have done a phenomenal job as president and I hope I can do half the job you folks did.”

Even though there has been a switching of titles, members of the school board remain intact and commissions have been renewed. Jeff Bennett, Mary Franz and Kathy Kingston remain members of the board and continue their diligent work on the board.

In addition to the changes, the board members designated membership and appointments to other organizations. For the following year, Kathy Kingston will continue following the Membership of the Ohio School Boards Association and continue being the schools OSBA Legislative Liaison, Elizabeth Betz will participate as member of the OSBA Student Achievement Liaison and the representative to the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Education Foundation. Dennis Eck has been designated to be the delegate to the 2014 OSBA Capital Conference while Mary Franz has agreed to be the alternate. Dennis Eck also has been assigned to be the representative to the Bellbrook Athletic Board. Jeff Bennett has stepped up to be the representative to the Financial Advisory Committee and the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools Safety Committee.

For the first order of business, Eck put the district to ease by assuring everyone that the calamity days are secure. The district has used four calamity days but has four additional days. Earlier in the season, the school district applied for three additional days and it was granted.

It’s a new year, new views and a new direction of endless possibilities for greatness from the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools.


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