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Board of Education
Firelands Board of Education 
Mr. Bob Danicki, Mr. Dan Pycraft, Mr. Tom Myers, Mr. Mike O'Keefe, and Mr. Ben Gibson
President: Mr. Mike O'Keefe
Vice President: Mr. Tom Myers
Standing Committees 
Building & Grounds: Ben Gibson & Mike O'Keefe
Policy Development: Ben Gibson
Transportation: Mike O'Keefe and Dan Pycraft 
Finance & Audit Committee: Bob Danicki & Tom Myers
Foundation Trustee: Dan Pycraft
Future Planning: Ben Gibson & Dan Pycraft 
OSBA/Legislative Liaison: Tom Myers
OSBA Student Achievement Liaison: Bob Danicki
Representative on LCJVS Board of Education:  Dwayne Becker
BOE Members

Mr. Mike O'Keefe
BOE President
Term expires: 12/31/2023

 Mr. Tom Myers
BOE Vice President 
Term expires: 12/31/2023

Mr. Daniel Pycraft
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Term expires: 12/31/2021 

Mr. Bob Danicki
Term expires: 12/31/2021 
Mr. Ben Gibson
440- 308-7811
Term expires: 12/31/2021 
BOE Purpose
The Board of Education is composed of five members, each elected to four years terms by the registered voters in the district.The primary responsibility of the Board is to establish purposes, programs and procedures which produce the educational achievement needed by District students. The Board must accomplish this while also being responsible for wise management of resources available to the District. The Board must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy and by evaluating the results.In accordance with these principles, the Board seeks to achieve the following goals:

  • To concentrate the Board's collective effort on its policy-making and planning responsibilities:
  • To formulate Board policies which best serve the educational interests of each student;
  • To provide the Superintendent with sufficient and adequate guidelines for implementing Board policies;
  • To maintain effective communication with the school community, the staff and the students in order to maintain awareness of attitudes, opinions, desires and ideas;
  • To allow those responsible for carrying out objectives to contribute to their formation;
  • To conduct Board business openly, soliciting and encouraging broad-based involvement in the decision-making process by public, students and staff and
  • To periodically review its performance relative to the goals.

The Board of Education Office is located at:
112 N. Lake St. South Amherst, Ohio 44001
Phone: 440-965-5821   Fax: 440-986-5990 
Meeting Gallery
Public Notice
Public Participation at Board Meetings
BOE Members
Mr. Mike O'Keefe - President
Mr. Tom Myers  - Vice President
Mr. Dan Pycraft
Mr. Bob Danicki 
Mr. Ben Gibson
BOE Meeting Dates
2020-21 School Year:
August 10 
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
All BOE meetings start at 7:00 pm and are held at the BOE in South Amherst.  
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