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Hamilton County Educational Service Center - Governing Board Member {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

4 year term; Salary ??RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides professional special educational auxiliary services that school districts may contract to purchase. These Contract services are used by districts in Hamilton County and by some districts in Butler County. Five Governing Board members are elected to four-year staggered terms. The superintendent and CEO is appointed.Comprised of seven Local School Districts. 4 year term. 3 to be elected.
  • Melody Staudt Dargis

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    Bill Ferguson, Jr. Media/Communications Consultant

  • Sandy R. Harrod

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Education Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ohio University
Occupation Media/Communications Consultant
Experience 30-plus years at 6 newspapers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer (most recently Page One editor); current member of the Hamilton County Educational Service Center governing board and the Great Oaks Career Campuses board of directors
Political Philosophy Boards of education are nonpartisan
Hamilton Co. Educational Service Center board member since 2009. Spend considerable time at meetings and workshops to stay abreast of issues facing our education system and the ESC. As a career journalist, I have a strong knowledge of government.
The ESC helps school districts reduce their costs through shared services. We have no taxing authority (no levies). Our budget is dependent on fees for services to the schools we serve, both public and private. Priorities: Maintain high-quality services at reasonable cost for the districts, all geared toward student success. Expand services to help districts manage the constant changes in the education landscape. Ensure that the ESC provides cutting-edge solutions to issues facing districts.
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