Incumbents re-elected to Evansville School Board
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Evansville School Board
Tina Rossmiller (I) 823
Sharon Skinner (I) 756
Marshall Reese 710
EVANSVILLE Incumbents Tina Rossmiller and Sharon Skinner said they are excited to continue their work on the Evansville School Board with a new superintendent set to start this summer.
Rossmiller got the most votes in Tuesday's election with 823, followed by Skinner's 756. Challenger Marshall Reese received 710 votes.
Things will change with a new superintendent, Skinner said Tuesday night.
"I think it's in the right direction," she said. "I'm sure we'll have our ups and downs, but who doesn't?"
Superintendent Heidi Carvin will retire in June. The board hired Edgerton Middle School Principal Jerry Roth for the position. He starts July 1.
The board and administration will have a busy summer, Rossmiller said, and she anticipates extra meetings to get Roth up to speed.
"And us to get to know him and his working style," she said. "It's important each board member brings something different to the table."
Rossmiller said that with the transition to Roth, the timing might be right to switch to zero-based budgeting because the traditional approach has not worked.
Rossmiller's election to her third term makes her the board's second-most-senior member. The board has had considerable turnover the last few years, but board members have been working well together the last six months, she said.
"When you have someone new so often, it's really hard to get things to continue to move forward," she said. "I'm really excited that we've made a lot of progress in the last six months."
Skinner said students always will be the main concern.
"Students are the first priority," she said. "Education is the first priority, and that's the goal—to make sure they get what they need."