GREENCASTLE — Mike Still was elected president at the reorganization meeting of the Greencastle-Antrim School Board Thursday evening.

Tracy Baer, who has served as president since Jim Winslow resigned earlier this year, was elected vice president.

The meeting also included assigning representatives to various boards and committees. The majority of appointments remained the same, with replacements for Winslow and Linda Farley, who also resigned this year. Many of their positions were filled by their replacements on the board, Lindsey Mowen and Shannon Blanchard.

One new post is a second seat on the Franklin County Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Board. G-A has been represented by Shannon Yates and he will be joined by Scott Hart. The seat was added when the FCCTC board was rearranged after the Fannett-Metal School District returned to CareerTech. Still and Baer will serve as alternates.

Other assignments:

Franklin County Career and Technology Center Technical Authority: Paul Politis, alternate Still

Franklin Learning Center Joint Committee: Baer, alternate Pat Fridgen

Franklin County Council of Governments: Fridgen, alternate Eric Holtzman

Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce: Superintendent Dr. Kendra Trail, alternate Blanchard

Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation: Still

Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12 Board of Directors: Politis

Tayamentasachta Advisory Board: Politis, alternate Hart

Facilities Development Committee: Holtzman, Hart, Yates

Negotiations Committee: Holtzman, Baer, Mowen

Personnel Committee: Politis, Mowen, Fridgen

Finance Committee: Still, Baer, Blanchard

Transportation Committee: Mowen, Still, Holtzman

Franklin County Area Tax Board/Tax Collection Committee: Chief Financial Officer Dr. Jolinda Wilson, alternate Blanchard

Other news

A presentation on the district's space challenges will be presented at the Jan. 3 meeting by the architectural firm Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates. The facilities committee heard from the architects in October about setting long-range goals.

A presentation to the board was planned Nov. 15, but that meeting was canceled due to snow.

The board approved a resolution that real estate taxes for the 2019-2020 will not be raised above the district's index of 3 percent set by the state. The action puts a cap on any tax increase, but does not necessarily mean there will be a tax increase, Yates pointed out. Included in the list of personnel items were the retirements effective June 30, 2019, of two veteran educators: JoAnn Papoutis, director of special education, has 33 years in education, including 3.5 with the Greencastle-Antrim School District, and Ann L. Fague, middle school language arts teacher, who has nearly 31 years in education, all of it in the G-ASD.

Contact Shawn Hardy at or 717-597-2164