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Search Begins for Applicants to Fill Unexpired Board Term

The Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education, to comply with state law concerning the appointment of a new member to fill the unexpired term to which Dr. Edward Whipple was elected, is accepting applications from community members interested in serving through December 31, 2017. 

Dr. Whipple, who has served the Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education since January 2014, has accepted a higher education position out of state.  Dr. Whipple will officially submit his resignation on April 19, 2016.

Those wishing to be considered for appointment to the school board must submit a letter of interest that addresses the following: 1.The reason for your interest in joining the Board; 2. What qualifications and experience you possess that would add value to the Board; 3. In your opinion the most pressing or important issue facing the Bowling Green City Schools.   

To be eligible, an applicant also must be a registered voter and reside in the Bowling Green City School District. 

Letter of interest should be mailed to or submitted to:

Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education
Attention: Mr. Paul Walker, President
137 Clough Street
Bowling Green, OH  43402

The office is open from 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applicants will be asked to participate in an interview with the Board.  The members reserve the right to interview only those candidates deemed qualified based on their written statement.  The Board anticipates conducting interviews beginning the week of May 2, 2016.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016.

The Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education is required by the Ohio Revised Code to make an appointment within 30 days of the vacancy, and will fill the vacant board position at the May 17, 2016 Regular Board of Education meeting.

Board Member Vacancy Timeline

Tuesday, April 19:

  • Acknowledge and accept Dr. Whipple’s resignation.

Wednesday, April 20:

  • Advertise the vacancy and begin the process of accepting letters of interest. 
    • Sentinel Tribune
    • BG Independent News
    • 88.1 Radio
    • District Website

Friday, April 29:

  • Deadline to submit letter of interest by community members.

Wednesday, May 4 (starting at 5:00pm):

  • Board convenes in Executive Session to interview.

Thursday, May 5 (starting at 5:00pm):

  • Board convenes in Executive Session to interview. (If Needed).

Thursday, May 12:

  • Anticipated announcement of the successful candidate to be appointed to the Board vacancy.

Tuesday, May 17: (day 28)

  • Swearing in of the new Board of Education Member at the regularly scheduled Board Meeting.

School Bus Bids Received until May 16 - 12pm

The Bowling Green Board of Education will be receiving sealed bids at the Operations Center, 13230 Bishop Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402 for the purchase of one (1) 72 Passenger Body Size, 60 Passenger / WC Position Handicap Bus (model year 2017 or newer). Bids will be received until 12:00 PM, Monday, May 16, 2016.

Proposals and Specifications may be obtained or examined at the office of Carlton Schooley, Director of Transportation, 13230 Bishop Rd., Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, or by calling (419) 354-8509 or by visiting our website www.bgcs.k12.oh.us

Said passenger school bus must meet on delivery all requirements of the State Department of Education, State of Ohio, and specifications of the Bowling Green Board of Education, as well as be able to pass the Ohio State Patrol Safety inspection. Any questions regarding the proposal or specifications may be directed to Carlton Schooley.

Bids submitted shall impose no liability or obligation on the Bowling Green Board of Education.

The Bowling Green Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids. In awarding the contract, the Board of Education reserves to be the sole judge of the quality of any time which is bid and the Board of Education also reserves the right to consider all elements germane in determining the qualification of the bidders and his agents or representatives. Any bid which is incomplete, conditional, obscure, or which contains irregularities of any kind may be rejected at the discretion of the Board of Education. Each bid must be accompanied by an approved Surety Company Bid Bond or a certified check upon a solvent bank, made payable to the Bowling Green Board of Education in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid tendered, as a guarantee that the bidder will perform his bid. Successful bidders will be required to submit to the Treasurer a statement relating to the delinquent personal property taxes as per Ohio Revised Code 5719.042.

Bids will be opened on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM at the Bowling Green Schools Operation Center, 13230 Bishop Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402

Rhonda Melchi

Superintendent Coffee Chats

Join Mr. Francis Scruci to discuss Bowling Green City Schools
and current education issues.

Biggby Coffee
215 East Wooster St.
           Panera Bread
139 South Main St.
           Grounds for Thought
174 South Main St.
WED, MARCH 23   Wed, March 16   Thurs, March 10
Tues, April 26   Wed, April 20 **   Thurs, April 14
Tues, May 24   Wed, May 18   Thurs, May 12
    Wed, June 15     


**Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Wednesday night coffee chat scheduled for Panera Bread on April 20 has been cancelled, but please feel free to join the Superintendent as he speaks to the People of Engagement Bowling Green Ohio.  The event is open to the public and Mr. Scruci will be speaking to the non-partisan group at the Simpson Garden Park meeting room, 1291 Conneaut Avenue, at 7:00 pm.  The People of Engagement Bowling Green Ohio meets once a month with the goal of learning what’s going on in the community.  To learn more about the group, visit:  www.pebgohio.com  

Thank you to our hosts for the use of their business locations.




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