“Cathy is approaching what is a well-deserved appointment as president,” said board member, Katie Morgan.
Moritz has lived in Marion her entire life and has served on the school board for three terms.
“I am happy to have worked my way around and take my turn to serve the community,” Moritz said.
The board also agreed to elect Todd Nicholson as first vice president, Aaron Vermillion as second vice president and Chuck Griffin as secretary.
In addition to this election, superintendent Brad Lindsay proposed a calendar adjustment for the 2018-2019 year. The 2018-2019 calendar contains a miscount resulting in 179 days. Lindsay proposed adding one day to the end of the school year to rectify the miscount. He also proposed two less days at Christmas break, moving them to fall break.
“If approved we would start the school year one day earlier and take two less days at break,” Lindsay said,” If approved, we would move those three days to the fall break.”
Several board members were not in favor of removing two school days at Christmas, due to holiday traveling plans.
Morgan proposed the calendar adjustment be postponed until the board was ready to form a two year plan.
“It was a little frustrating for a lot of people within Grant County this school year, not being on the same calendar as other districts,” Morgan said, “I think that would be a big change for (the community). The two year plan would give us more time to talk about this.”
The board moved to keep the already approved calendar for the 2018-2019 school year, with one day added to the the year to correct the miscount.
The meeting also marked Mike Quinn’s official resignation as athletic director. Quinn took the role of athletic direction in 2016 and has since decided to retire.
According to a news release written by Patricia Gibson, Marion community schools director of communications, Quinn said,“I have taken pride in my work here in Marion, and I have enjoyed my time here.”
James Bell will take the role of interim athletic director, until the school finds a official replacement.
The next school board meeting will take place on Jan. 23 at Marion High School.