Mark Metz

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Mark Metz was unanimously approved as president of the Board on May 2.

The District 202 Board, which included newcomers Jonathan Baum and Scott Rochelle, also unanimously approved Board member Martha Burns as vice president, chief financial officer William Stafford as secretary and deputy chief financial officer Mary Rodino as treasurer.

Mr. Metz was originally appointed to the Board in April 2009, out of a field of 10 candidates, to fill the seat vacated by Omar Khuri, who moved out of the community for professional reasons. He received 3,009 votes in the most recent election and was the only incumbent to be re-elected.

Mr. Metz has served on the City/School Liaison, Finance, Insurance and Audit committees of the School Board.

“I am honored by the confidence my colleagues on the Board showed in me by electing me as Board president,” Mr. Metz told the RoundTable. “I will do my best to live up to their high standards.”

Mr. Metz said that his role as Board president “includes helping and encouraging the Board to define its priorities, keeping the Board focused on those priorities and presiding over meetings in a way that makes the Board efficient while optimizing the effectiveness of each member.

“It seems to me that the most well-run, effective districts are those that have Boards who concentrate on academic achievement,” Mr. Metz continued. “That is certainly true of ETHS and I will encourage the Board to continue to concentrate on improving teaching and learning for all students.”

Student Board Member Sworn In

In addition to new and returning School Board members Jonathan Baum, Mark Metz and Scott Rochelle, the new student Board member, Jesse Chatz, was sworn in at the May 2 meeting.

Jesse, who will be a senior next year, was elected by 243 of his fellow students. Erik Baker received the next highest number of votes, 141, and will serve as alternate if Jesse is unable to continue his responsibilities.

Joel Michael-Schwartz, the outgoing student Board member, said he was very happy about Jesse’s election and was confident Jesse would do a good job.

Student Board Member Sworn In

In addition to new and returning School Board members Jonathan Baum, Mark Metz and Scott Rochelle, the new student Board member, Jesse Chatz, was sworn in at the May 2 meeting.

Jesse, who will be a senior next year, was elected by 243 of his fellow students. Erik Baker received the next highest number of votes, 141, and will serve as alternate if Jesse is unable to continue his responsibilities.

Joel Michael-Schwartz, the outgoing student Board member, said he was very happy about Jesse’s election and was confident Jesse would do a good job.