Upper Arlington News

Arkin, Pizzuti leaving UA school board


Two longtime Upper Arlington school board members will not seek re-election in November.

Board President Robert Arkin and board member Margie Pizzuti said July 8 they will not seek a fourth term on the Upper Arlington Board of Education.

Both were first elected in 2001, Their terms expire Dec. 31.

Board members Robin Comfort, Stacey Royer and Nancy Drees will be up for re-election in 2015.

“This decision was exceedingly difficult, because I have enjoyed enormously my time on the board and have been proud to advocate for the strategic initiatives that have been important to our district’s success,” Arkin said. “I believe the time is right to step down and provide the opportunity for others to serve.”

Pizzuti said she has been an Upper Arlington resident for the past 40 years.

“I have always believed that UA is uniquely defined by the exceptional quality of our schools and the passion our residents have for lifelong learning,” she said. “I am gratified by the legacy that will endure and I am confident this is the right time to allow other leaders to seek this office to continue our district’s promising path forward.”

For more on this story, see the July 11 edition of ThisWeek Upper Arlington News.