Board member receives OSBA Master Board Member distinction

March 7, 2017
Contact: Jill Drury, Communication Specialist 
jedrury@dps.k12.oh.us
For Immediate Release

     Dayton Board of Education Vice President Hazel Rountree, Ph.D., J.D., has the distinction of earning Master Board Member status from the Ohio School Boards Association. She is the first Dayton Public Schools board member to be so named. Rountree also earned a third Award of Achievement in her fourth year of service to the district. She will be honored at the annual Southwest Region Spring Conference on March 14 in Lebanon, Ohio.
     “I am deeply honored to bring this recognition to our school district as it will build our district’s reputation in the great state of Ohio,” Rountree said.
     Rountree, elected to the Dayton Board of Education in 2013, currently serves as co-chair of OSBA’s Urban School District Advisory Network, the board-appointed member of the NSBA’s Council of Urban School Districts, and sits on the Superintendent/Treasurer/Internal Auditor Evaluation Committee.
     The OSBA will also honor board member Sheila Taylor at the spring conference for her 10 years of service. Taylor was appointed to the DBOE in 2007. She currently chairs the district’s Athletic Board of Control, sits on the Accountability and Policy committees, and serves as Operations Liaison.
     The OSBA is made up of more than 3,400 elected board members who serve on 715 school boards across the state.

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