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St. Clairsville-Richland board members recognized

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Multiple members of the St. Clairsville-Richland City School District Board of Education were recognized by the Ohio School Boards Association’s Southeast Region recently for their service in the school system.

They were first recognized during the Southeast Region’s virtual Fall Conference on Sept. 24. Later three of the district’s board members were presented awards during the board’s December virtual meeting.

Michael A. Fador, vice president of the board, received two awards including the Master Board Member Award and the All-Ohio School Board Award for 2020. The Master Board Member Award is presented annually across the state to a select group of school board members. The award is part of the OSBA’s STAR Awards Program combining service, training, aptitude and recognition. It is a lifetime recognition and achievement.

The All-Ohio School Board Award honors board members who demonstrate outstanding boardsmanship and service to public education. Five recipients are chosen by their respective regional awards committee to represent the region on the All-Ohio School Board. These outstanding board members impact the future of their students and the welfare of their communities through their enormous contributions to public education.

Fador has served on the board for 27 years and was appointed to the Belmont-Harrison Career Center board for the past 18 years.

St. Clairsville board member Jim Cook received the OSBA Recognition Award, which honors individuals whose fellow board members, in recognition of their dedication to good governance and participation, wish to publicly acknowledge such contributions with official action by the board of education.

Pamela Jones, member of the board, earned the Veteran School Board Member recognition for her 15 years of service. The award recognizes school board members who have served 10, 15, 20 and 25-plus years on their local school boards.

The Southeast Region comprises 18 counties representing 84 school districts.

Established in 1955, the OSBA leads the way to educational excellence by serving the state’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service, unwavering advocacy and creative solutions.

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