(August 12, 2022) — Wooster City School District Board of Education (BOE) Member Michael Knapic, D.O., has announced that he will resign from the board, effective August 24, 2022. Dr. Knapic was elected to the board in 2016 and currently serves as Vice President.
The board is currently seeking candidates to fulfill Knapic's term through December 31, 2023.
“In my eight years of service, in my opinion, the BOE and Wooster City Schools have made many laudable accomplishments,” Dr. Knapic said. “Top notch teaching and learning, several contracts that have been mutually beneficial to both the union and WCSD, many facility upgrades/new builds, navigating the COVID pandemic in the best way we could, hiring a new Treasurer and Superintendent and development of a Master Plan for the district are just a few examples. I am confident that this Board will continue to lead WCSD in a positive direction along with whoever is chosen to take my place.”
Interested candidates must be 18 years old and registered to vote within the Wooster City School District for at least 30 days prior to appointment. Qualified applicants may apply online at www.applitrack.com/wooster/onlineapp by submitting an application, current resume and statement of interest. The posting will close on August 22 at 8 a.m.
“Dr. Knapic has contributed greatly to the work of our board throughout his years of service,” Superintendent Gabe Tudor commented. “We thank him for his dedication to Wooster City Schools. I invite all eligible candidates to submit applications for the vacant position as we move Wooster City Schools forward and continue to inspire world-class academic achievement.”
The board’s primary responsibility is to establish programs and procedures that will facilitate maximum learning for every student. The board must accomplish this while also being responsible for wise management of resources available to the district. The board must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy and evaluating the results; further, it must carry out its functions openly while seeking the involvement and contributions of the public, students and staff in its decision-making process.