Politics & Elections
8:13 am
Thu May 16, 2013

New OPS board's tasks: goal-setting, strategic plan

Six of the nine seats on the OPS board will be held by newcomers.

Legislation passed earlier this year in the Unicameral cut the number of seats on the OPS board from 12 to 9. Tuesday, voters chose the nine board members, with six new representatives. Three incumbents were re-elected, including board president Marian Fey.

Fey says the board’s priority will be to work on a strategic plan.

"That’ll be working with the superintendent to get a strategic plan and align our goals, including our student achievement goals, our fiscal goals, our goals for buildings and the growth of the district."

Fey says that strategic planning process will also involve the community. OPS’ new superintendent, Mark Evans, begins July 1.

The current 12-member OPS board has two more meetings. The new nine-member board’s first meeting is June 17.