Edgerton Local Schools Board of Education welcomed new board member Lyn Bowsher, who was elected in November 2019, at its first meeting of 2020, before electing officers for the year.
Bowsher, a lifelong resident of Edgerton, replaces outgoing board member of 10 years Darwin Krill, who was defeated in the election by Bowsher and returning board member Bob Siebenaler for two spots on the board.
Bowsher, 55, is a first-time board member who works as director of human resources at Hicksville Bank and is the mother of two Edgerton graduates.
“The reason I ran was I wanted to do something that was good for the community, the kids and the school,” said Bowsher. “ I love Edgerton and I want to see it thrive and to be a part of that.”
Bowsher’s swearing in took place during the board’s organizational meeting on Monday, during which time regular board meeting dates were established as the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the elementary library, absent individual scheduling issues.
In other business, the board:
• Established a service fund of $5,000 to cover board expenses.
• Recognized retired mayor Lance Bowsher for 18 years of service to the village.
• Accepted a $2,562 donation from the National Honor Society Bowl-a-Thon to the Edgerton Angel Tree Project.
• Approved a service agreement with Edon Northwest Local Schools for joint attendance officer work from Nov. 11, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
• Approved a quote from Siebenaler Construction for the installation of a double door entry for the storage room in the front hallway of the annex building.
• Approved a resolution for football field restrooms designed by Bell Engineering, with an estimated cost of $15,290, and the issuing of bids.
• Approved Italian exchange student Danila Mura to stay with the Carson and Sara Blalock family during the 2020-21 school year.
• Approved the transfer of Torrie Saul as first grade teacher to K-3 intervention specialist for the 2020-21 school year.