BC superintendent to resign

NEW WASHINGTON Buckeye Central Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Tara Meyerink during a special board meeting Thursday evening.

Meyerink is to leave her position under a resignation agreement that had been submitted to the board and approved Thursday.

According to the board, Meyerink is to serve as superintendent until the board has employed an individual to serve as either interim superintendent or as a successor superintendent under a regular employment contract.

Meyerink has served the school district for four years.

“Once a new superintendent has been employed, Meyerink will continue to serve in a transitional role for a period of time as set forth in the resignation agreement,” the board issued in a statement.

According to the statement, the board has initiated discussions with the Ohio School Boards Association and the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center concerning the search process for a new or interim superintendent.

The criteria and procedures for the selection of candidates, including a process for the public input, is to be developed by the board in upcoming meetings and is to be shared with the community.

“The board wishes to express its appreciation to Meyerink for her dedicated service to the district and its students during her term as superintendent,” the board said in the statement. “In all decisions involving school personnel, and out of concern for the privacy for the individuals involved, the board wishes to refrain from any additional public comment at this time.”

No further comments were given by Meyerink.

Prior to the special meeting Thursday, the board had its annual organizational meeting. During the meeting board member Missy McDougal was voted to serve as president and member Steve Aicholz as vice president.

The board is to have a work session 8 a.m. today in room 206 at the school, 938 S. Kibler St., to discuss district vision, mission, goals and acclimate new board members to operations of the district.