By Leah Sander
AKRON — Tom Bauters will be the president of the Tippecanoe Valley School Board for 2021.
He was voted in during the board’s reorganizational meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Tippecanoe Valley High School.
Other leaders of the board for this year are Adam Heckaman serving in the role of vice president and David Lash as secretary.
Board members also opted to have Bauters and Lash serve in the same roles on the Board of Finance for 2021, that of president and secretary respectively. They also kept Jessica McFarland as the corporation’s treasurer and their meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.
The board also had its monthly work session on Thursday at the high school.
Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. Superintendent Blaine Conley previewed what the board is to discuss at its regular monthly meeting at the high school at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18.
Among the highlights were:
- Good Oil Co. is giving the corporation $2,000 to be used for school safety.
Conley said at this point the plan is to do a safety evaluation on corporation buildings later this year to decide how to spend the funds.
- TVSC Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Tania Grimes has resigned to become the superintendent at Southeast Fountain School Corp.
Conley said the corporation will begin to look for her replacement later this year.