Lincolnview official to lead group


First Posted: 11/10/2014

VAN WERT — Eric Germann is the Ohio School Boards Association Delegate Assembly’s 2015 president-elect.

Germann, who serves on the Lincolnview Local and Vantage Career Center school boards, was elected Monday during the OSBA Delegate Assembly annual business meeting. Germann will become president in 2016, following his term as president-elect. His duties as president-elect will include being on the OSBA’s board of trustees and Executive Committee and chairing the Legislative Platform Committee and Federal Relations Network, according to a press release.

“To me, it’s kind of a pinnacle of my career advocating for the students, the public school students in the state of Ohio,” Germann said, adding that he is honored to lead the OSBA and to bring a small, rural school point of view to the state.

This is Germann’s fifth year on the Lincolnview school board and his first on the Vantage school board. He is a member of the board of trustees, the Executive Committee, Federal Relations Network and Legislative Platform Committee, the press release said. He is a senior hosting engineer with Newscycle Solutions and is active in many community organizations.

Germann hopes to continue dialogues that have already begun with state legislature and administration, advance the good things in education and make reforms to education in a sensible way during his time as president-elect and as president. He wants to make changes that are reasonable for educators to adapt to. He feels that the best way to fix issues with the Common Core standards is to fix what needs fixed, not to repeal the standards and put in a new set of standards that would likely be changed in two or three years.