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Lowell Smith Not Seeking Re-election To School Board

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  Original Published: 6/25/2013

Lowell Smith will not seek re-election to the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education in November.
Smith, elected to a four-year term in 2009, made the announcement today after notifying other board members on Monday.

“After much thought and soul-searching, I have decided I will not be pursuing a second term on the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education on Nov. 5,” he said.

Smith, a retired MCS personnel director and former Ashland University administrator, cited the time needed for he and his wife Jan to support their grandchildren.

“Jan and I have four grandchildren in public education next year in Mason and Stow schools: one senior granddaughter, two eighth-grade granddaughters and one fifth-grade grandson, whom we plan to give 100 percent support in their studies and activities,” he said. “Base on their upcoming years in education, we are going to be very busy grandparents.”

Smith pledged “100 percent of needed time and energy” during the remainder of his term, which will end on Dec. 31, to assisting new Superintendent Brian Garverick and winning passage of a five-year emergency levy on Nov. 5.

“I think our current board members are up to all the challenges we will be facing during the next six months,” he said. “Starting in January I would like to volunteer time to serve in an ad hoc capacity regarding student achievement in the Mansfield City Schools.”

Two other board seats, those currently held by Chris Elswick and Dina Davis, also will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

   
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