Benjamin Logan School Board honors Larsen


Benjamin Logan School Board member Chris Larsen was honored at his final school board meeting last night. Larsen, whose term is expiring, reflected on his time serving on the board: “I am grateful for the opportunity to have served on the Benjamin Logan Board of Education. I’ve enjoyed my time on the Board for the experiences it provided, but even more for the ability to serve this district and the students it impacts. … I wish the very best to all the Board members as they proceed into 2024 and beyond.”

Superintendent John Scheu had praise for Larsen: “He has always been excellent at problem-solving and resolving issues. Chris is well-respected for his decision-making ability and consistency.”

In other board action, the Seniors of the Month for December were recognized. Maddy Herring is active in soccer, the National Honor Society, and ROOTS. She plans on attending Bowling Green State University to study Marketing. Also, Trevor Sclesky was honored. He is in the National Honor Society, Concert, Marching, and Pep Bands, and Robotics. He plans on attending Wright State University and studying Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

The Financial Report detailed three grants received by the district. The district received a $3,850 LECF Building Grant, a $1,000 LECF Towers of Learning Grant, and a $1,000 OSGC Hydroponic gardening Grant.

Superintendent Scheu informed the board that he received three resignations. Elementary School Assistant Principal Brian Hunt, Middle School Tracher Nancy Forsythe, and Bus Driver Jill Rowe all tendered their resignations. Additionally, Middle School Assistant Track coach Anthony Elsasser and Middle School Girls basketball coach Domonique Wenger tendered their resignation.

The board also approved two early graduations.

Superintendent Scheu also told the board that the district received several donations:

  • $7,498.55 of outside internet services during 2023 from
  • $4,750.00 from the Ohio FFA Foundation to host the Spring Agricultural Fair
  • $335.00 from Zanesfield Methodist Church to Middle School Guidance Department for Christmas gifts for students in need
  • $40.00 from David & Peggy Harris to Middle School Guidance Department for Christmas gifts for students in need
  • $2,500.00 from Mary Rutan Foundation for Middle School social-emotional health
  • $7,000.00 from Champaign/Logan Co Mental Health Board for Middle School mental health

Sally Stolly contributed to this story.