BOE swears in three new members
Three new members of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District Board of Education were sworn in during the board’s annual organizational meeting on Jan. 9, in University Heights.
Newly elected board members Dan Heintz, Malia Lewis and Jodi Sourini each took the oath of office, which was administered by the district’s treasurer, Scott Gainer.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the board elected its president, vice president and treasurer pro tem for 2018. Returning board member Jim Posch is the board’s new president, and newcomer Sourini was elected vice president. Another returning board member, Beverly Wright, was chosen as treasurer pro tem, which means she would fill in for Gainer if he were absent from a board meeting. All three officers were unanimously elected.
A number of local city officials were on hand for the ceremony, including new Cleveland Heights Mayor Carol Roe and new University Heights Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan. Also representing Cleveland Heights were Vice Mayor Melissa Yasinow, and council members Mary Dunbar and Michael Ungar. University Heights Vice Mayor Susan Pardee also attended.
Scott Wortman is the supervisor of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.