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Decatur School Board To Choose Leaders

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Westchester Center on Scott Boulevard.

Decatur School Board members will choose a chairman and vice chairman from among themselves Tuesday night.

The board chooses leaders during the first meeting of each year. The board members are:

  • Garrett Goebel, a board member for a year.
  • Julie Rhame, a board member since 2004.
  • Bernadette Seals,  the vice chairwoman since 2011 and a board member for eight years.
  • Valarie Wilson, who was chairwoman for seven years until 2011.
  • Marc J. Wisniewski, the chairman since 2011 and a board member since 2001. 

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Westchester Auditorium at 758 Scott Blvd. in Decatur.

To see bios of the board members, go to the City Schools of Decatur webpage. The meeting agenda is also posted on the CSD webpage.

Decaturette January 08, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Garrett Goebel and Julie Rhame should have the leadership positions because, in a few months, they will be the only two with children still in CSD schools. The other members should start transitioning out. It's ok if not all Board members have children in the system but it shouldn't be a majority. You get out of touch with the issues quickly when you aren't dealing with school on a daily basis.
Ralph Ellis January 08, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Who would you like to see serving as school board chairman?
Decaturette January 09, 2013 at 03:43 PM
So who "won" the honor of more leadership and responsibility?
Ralph Ellis January 09, 2013 at 05:52 PM
The incumbents. Check this story, http://patch.com/A-0W52.

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