Bill Myers was elected as the new president of the Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education during an annual organizational meeting held Monday evening.
Myers was nominated for the position by board member Beverly Rhoads and Tom Milbery seconded the motion. Myers was elected by a unanimous 4-0 vote.
No other nominations were made.
“We have a lot of things ahead of us this year,” Myers said after being sworn in.
Myers is beginning his eighth year on the school board. He previously served a one-year term as president.
Myers replaces Terry Britton, who resigned from the board last month after being elected as a Highland County commissioner, as the board president.
Superintendent Jim Smith said last month that the board will likely make an appointment at its next regular meeting on Jan. 18 to fill the board position vacated by Britton.
Rhoads was unanimously elected as vice president of the board.
The board also voted unanimously to keep holding its regular meetings at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the board office, located at 30 Willetsville Pike on the former high school/middle school site.
The board made appointments to its board committees Wednesday. Rhoads and Doug Ernst will serve on the finance committee with Myers serving as an alternate. Milbery and Rhoads will serve on the policy committee.
The board tabled appointments to the numerous superintendent committees until the Jan. 18 meeting. Myers said the vote on those committee positions was being tabled until the next meeting so there would be a full board available to vote on the appointments.
The board approved a motion certifying that as of Dec. 31, 2016, there were 2,419 students enrolled in the Hillsboro City School District. Of those, 26 juniors and 27 seniors attend Laurel Oaks.
A tax budget for the fiscal year that runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 with estimated general fund expenditures of $27.44 million was approved by the board.
The board also agreed to pay its members the maximum allowed by the law of $125 per meeting. Rhoads and Myers are still serving under a former law that was in place when they were elected and says they can be paid for no more than 18 meetings a year. There is no limit on the number of meetings the other board members can be paid for.
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