Hilliard Northwest News

Education Advisory Committee to meet May 20


The new Hilliard Education Advisory Committee will serve as a sounding board on a variety of school-related policies and practices, according to district officials.

"We are looking to the committee to provide their perspective on different issues," Superintendent John Marschhausen said.

The committee will meet quarterly and its first meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. May 20 at the district's administrative offices.

The meetings are not open the public, but Marschhausen said summaries of the committee meetings will be posted on the district's website.

The committee has 20 members -- 13 residents, six district officials and Hilliard Mayor Don Schonhardt -- but Marschhausen said a few more members might be added.

"We're eager to get started," Marschhausen said.

More than 100 people applied for consideration.

"It was a tough (selection) process," Marschhausen said.

District officials on the committee are Marschhausen, assistant superintendents Tim Hamilton and Leslie McNaughton, Treasurer Brian Wilson and board members Paul Lambert and Andy Teater.

The 13 residents on the committee are Mark Abate, Kyle Anderson, Steve Bennett, Lonny Kirby, Carmen Rings, Sarah Schroeder, Kristina Toliver, Thomas Skingle, Janet Steitz, Stasi Trout, Nadia Long, Imran Malik and Zerqa Abid, according to district officials.