Tipp City Board of Education



Education: Bachelor’s; early childhood training, studying endorsement, Okay-12 Master’s lessons

Current Employment: Travel adviser, Dreams journey consulting

Community Involvement: Girl Scout Troop Leader, 9 years; Tipp Bethel West Milton Girl Scout Leadership Experience chair and recruitment chair, 4 years; softball coach, TCJB two years

Why are you looking for elected workplace? I wish to assist change the narrative on this neighborhood. I consider {that a} board of training have to be responsive and receptive to folks, lecturers, workers, college students and the neighborhood at giant. I consider that I may help put some belief again into the college board and assist to set our college district up for a route to success sooner or later.

Why ought to voters elect you? Whenever I see a necessity to assist in the neighborhood, I at all times step in to assist, and proper now I see that the present Tipp City Board of Education wants assist. I consider that I’m the best particular person to step in and assist the board of training as a result of I’m a passionate particular person in terms of the scholars, lecturers, workers and directors on this district. Plus, I’m captivated with Tipp City and neighborhood member issues. I’m a former educator who accomplished my pupil educating within the Tipp City School District. I do know what the workers, lecturers and directors’ jobs entail and the help they want as a result of I’ve labored alongside them. I consider I will be the person who helps restore the fractures which were forming between the present board of training and our workers, lecturers, directors and neighborhood.

If elected, what will probably be your high three priorities? The first problem going through the board is to take heed to the issues of neighborhood members and deal with the kids first. The present board appears to spend an inordinate quantity of time on miscellaneous issues and has misplaced sight of placing kids first. They don’t appear to care about lecturers’ issues or the issues residents are expressing. I plan to alter that by constructing stronger ties between the lecturers and the college board. I really feel the best way to do that is to open up the strains of communication between the residents, lecturers, workers and the board, so selections will be made that profit our college students and neighborhood. Next, the board must spend taxpayer cash properly and make sure the neighborhood can see how taxpayer cash is being spent. There are many unanswered questions which were introduced to me as a candidate. For instance: questions resembling why does the district personal a random plot of land? Where did this quantity of cash come from, or the place did this quantity of cash go? As a member of the board and a taxpayer on this neighborhood, transparency is required between the board of training and the taxpaying neighborhood.

What particular plans do you need to deal with these high priorities? The board must cease the expertise drain! A faculty board ought to hold one eye on the current and one eye wanting towards the long run. There needs to be plans in place to maintain our gifted workers, lecturers and directors at Tipp Schools. A plan of motion must be created in terms of the motion of renewing contracts; budgeting; permitting the kids of workers, lecturers and directors to open enroll; permitting their kids within the buildings earlier than and after college; and plenty of different small particulars that make Tipp City Schools a spot that gifted educators wish to work in. Small particulars present our workers, lecturers and directors that we admire all of the arduous work they do for our kids. Small particulars that may add up over time and make Tipp City Schools a spot that pulls and retains high expertise. We have to hold the expertise in Tipp!

Anything else? I really care concerning the Tipp City School District, and I need one of the best for our youngsters now and sooner or later. It’s time to alter the narrative in Tipp metropolis.

Don Petsch

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Lydia E. Pleiman

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Richard Mains

Education: Wright State University, Bachelor’s of science

Current Employment: R.J. Mains & Associates, Inc. Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement: I served on the Tipp City Board of Education from 1991 to 1995. I presently function treasurer for the Tipp City Rotary. Other previous management roles embrace serving as president for the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce in 1986, the Tipp City Mum Festival in 1986, the Tipp City Jaycees 1983-1984, and the Tipp City Rotary 1997-1998. I additionally served on the board for the Area Agency on Aging 1998-2002, PSA 2 serving each as a trustee and as treasurer. I served as an adviser for the Tippecanoe Educational Endowment group and as tax advisor for Tipp City Parents Involved in Education. I like working with youngsters.

Why are you looking for elected workplace? I’ve been a resident of this neighborhood for 45 years. The cause we moved to Tipp City was as a result of of the superb repute of our colleges. I care about our youngsters and grandkids a lot. Tipp City has at all times had a repute of wonderful colleges. We have just lately misplaced a number of lecturers and directors. I need our lecturers to understand how a lot that I and all of our neighborhood admire the arduous work that they’re doing. I wish to unite our board in an effort to hunt options to making a constructive setting for all of our lecturers and administrative workers.

Why ought to voters elect you? I’m a working towards Certified Public Accountant. I obtained my Bachelor’s of science diploma from Wright State University in 1973. I’m a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs. My skilled expertise in finance and enterprise will assist in the monetary decision-making course of with the board of training. As beforehand talked about, I served on the Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education from 1991 by 1995. I served as vice chairman in my remaining two years on the board. I wish to serve our college students, our lecturers, our dad and mom and your entire neighborhood of Tipp City.

If elected, what will probably be your high three priorities? 1. Improving public confidence 2. Developing an efficient pathway for communication between the administration, lecturers and the board of training. 3. Modernizing outdated amenities

What particular plans do you need to deal with these high priorities? 1. Improving public confidence: Public entry to high school board conferences is more and more essential as our neighborhood continues to develop. It could be very arduous for the general public to have entry to board conferences. The board of training workplace is barely allowed public entry for roughly 40 individuals. The board does present dwell (and recorded) streaming of its conferences, nonetheless many residents don’t have satisfactory know-how. Moving the month-to-month board conferences to a facility resembling the highschool auditorium can be useful. 2. Developing an efficient pathway for communication between the administration, lecturers and the board of training. Our lecturers are a treasure chest of helpful data in terms of many of the problems mentioned by the board of training. After all, they obtained their educating levels in training. I consider that we must always permit them to play an even bigger half in lots of of the choices made by the board. I wish to discover a manner to offer simpler entry to and from our lecturers in an effort to make the very best selections required of all board members. 3. Modernizing outdated amenities: Our neighborhood values our historic and delightful college buildings. Many of our residents have fond reminiscences of receiving their childhood educations in these buildings. Some of our older buildings are experiencing issues with temperature management, leading to very uncomfortable environments for our college students and lecturers. I want to have our board discover a resolution.

Anything else? I’m a grandfather. I care about all of you. I care about your youngsters and your grandkids. I care about our lecturers and directors. In the previous I used to be a coach and in addition assistant coach for Tipp Youth Soccer and Tipp City Peewee Football. Just like all of you, I like working with our youngsters. You, as dad and mom and grandparents, have the accountability to offer your kids the very best training. Our kids can solely obtain the very best training if they’ve the very best lecturers. We can solely have one of the best lecturers if we’ve got the very best principals and administrative workers. This is the board’s accountability to you as a resident of our neighborhood. I care about our total neighborhood. We are Tipp!