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Monroe County School Board President Ends Eight Year Term

The Monroe County Community School Board President Jim Muehling concluded his last meeting as a school board member on Tuesday night.

He has served since 2005 and he says this was the right time to end his eight year helm. Muehling urges the committee to always think about the students first.

"What we are going to do is this really in the best interest for our kids? And if we can say ‘yes’ it is then we go with it," Muehling says.  "And sometimes we offend some folks and people don’t agree with us, which is fine. Particularly parents, it’s great to hear from them. I like it when they get mad at us because that means they’re passionate about the right thing—their kids."

Immediate Past President and current board member Jeannine Butler has been on the board for six years. She says Muehling had impeccable guidance and he’ll be sorely missed.

"I hope that we can continue to work together, because I think his leadership helped us do that," Butler says.

Muehling will be in office until Dec. 31.

New Board Member David Sabbaugh will join the board in January.

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