The Benton-Carroll-Salem School District Board of Education met on Wednesday, Jan. 11 for its annual organizational meeting and Kim Dusseau was unanimously elected to serve as Board President in 2023. Dusseau has nearly 20 years of service as a board member and serves on the District Academics and District Athletics Committee.
Jeff Dornbusch was unanimously elected as Vice-President for 2023. Dornbusch serves on the District Policy Committee and District Communications Committee. Board members also set the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:45 p.m. for board meetings for 2023.
At the regular January meeting the board welcomed the Oak Harbor High School Student Council to hear about their recent visit to Toledo Woodward High School. The students discussed how this exchange will help them cultivate relationship building skills and problem solving skills to become successful citizens, workers, learners and community members. The students discussed both similarities and differences between the cultures of the two schools, but focused on common ground.
Oak Harbor students are very excited to host Woodward students in March and have begun planning for the visit.
The Board also accepted several generous donations from the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club as follows: $3,150 to purchase football headphones; $3,370 for new pants for girls softball; $5,542 for Intermediate School score tables and chairs; and $3,500 for a new swim team computer.
The board approved Adult Swims at Oak Harbor High School for residents of the school district starting on Jan. 20. Adult Swims are on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30–10:45 a.m. The cost is $2 per person. Adult swimmers should enter at the pool doors. There will be a lifeguard on duty.
The next Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:45 p.m. at the Board of Education Office.