YS elects incumbents, new BOE member

By Whitney Vickers - wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com

YELLOW SPRINGS — Two incumbents and one new member was elected Nov. 7 to the Yellow Springs Exempted School District Board of Education.

Current board of education president Aida Merhemic will retain her seat after receiving the most votes, 1,218 out of the total 4,362, or 27.92 percent; followed by current member Steven Conn, who received 1,103 votes, or 25.29 percent. Steve McQueen trailed closely behind with 1,098, or 25.17 percent of the total votes.

Candidate Dawn Johnson received 943 votes, or 21.62 percent.

The incumbent and new members will serve alongside Sean Creighton and Sylvia Ellison, whose terms expire in 2019.

“It is our obligation to support our students’ development by offering a variety of learning opportunities, both academic and experiential, enabling them to become creative thinkers and problem solvers of real life challenges,” Merhemic wrote in a questionnaire to this newspaper sent to all election candidates. “Our current curriculum of project based learning anchors an adaptable learning environment fostering each student’s growth and development.”

By Whitney Vickers


Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.