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Ottawa Area ISD Board of Education leaders honored in January



Holland, Mich.- Intermediate School District (OAISD) is joining 552 local and 57 intermediate school districts across the state to honor and thank the community volunteers who make up the OAISD Board of Education for their untiring dedication to public education.

“We proudly join educators and community members in saluting our own education advocates as they provide vision and leadership for student achievement, academic programs, district funding and school facilities,” Karen McPhee, Superintendent of the OAISD, said. “Their service ensures that decisions about public schools are made by those most familiar with the needs of our community’s children and families. They preserve the core of our democracy—public education.”

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The individuals serving on the Ottawa Area Intermediate School district Board of Education are as follows: 

Ms. Carol Slagh, President, of Zeeland (7 years of service)

Mr. Eric Packer, Vice President, of Allendale (nearly 6 years of service)

Dr. Richard Cooley, Secretary, of Jenison (nearly 4 years of service)

Mr. Ronald Eding, Treasurer, of Hamilton (nearly 13 years of service)

Mr. Jose Gomez, Trustee, of Coopersville (9 years of service)   

“In a climate of change and challenge within education, OAISD school board members develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues that affect the entire community and impact individual students,” McPhee said.

The Ottawa Area ISD works collaboratively with schools and communities to meet the educational needs of students in the Ottawa area. By pooling resources and providing services regionally, the OAISD provides important programs and services to eleven local K-12 school districts and all charter, parochial and private schools in the most cost-effective ways possible.

Together, OAISD and its local districts determine the services needed to improve student achievement, serve children's individual needs, develop teachers' expertise, and connect with our communities by providing quality services in special education, career and technical education, and instructional services for general education.

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