The Penta Career Center Board of Education, during its Jan. 9 organizational meeting, re-elected Judith Paredes of Walbridge, who represents the Wood County Educational Service Center, as president of the Board. In addition, Ken Sutter of Rossford, who represents Rossford Schools, was re-elected vice president of the Penta Board.
Joining the Penta Board for 2019 is Dr. James Telb of Maumee, who represents the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West. He replaces Joseph Rutherford, who resigned at the December meeting after serving on the Board for 16 years. Telb is the former Lucas County Sheriff. His appointment to the Penta Board runs through Dec. 31, 2019.
The Penta Board of Education is comprised of nine members who are chosen to serve through appointment by their respective Boards of Education. The following Penta Board of Education members will continue to serve unexpired terms through Dec. 31, 2019: Diane Balcerzak, who represents the Maumee Schools; Judith Sander, who represents the North Point Educational Service Center; Judith Paredes; and Ken Sutter.
The following Board members will continue to serve unexpired terms through Dec. 31, 2020: Eric Benington, who represents the Perrysburg Schools; William Green, who represents the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center; Kathy Limes, who represents the Wood County Educational Service Center; and Paul Walker, who represents the Bowling Green Schools.
Also during the Board’s organizational meeting, members voted to keep the 5:15 p.m. meeting time on the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings are held in the Board of Education meeting room on the Penta campus.