HHSC Elects School Board Officers

HHSC Elects School Board Officers

Laura Griswold Reuter was elected president of the Hamilton Heights School Corporation School Board at its January meeting. Reuter was the unanimous choice taking the gavel from Arnett Cooper who served in the role last year. Doug Ozolins was elected vice president and Dr. Kevin Cavanaugh as secretary. Cooper and newly-elected Julie Davis round out the five-member board.


Reuter has held a seat representing White River Township since 2008. Ozolins joined the board in 2015 also representing White River Township. Cooper has held the At-Large seat for close to a decade. Dr. Cavanaugh was elected to one of the two Jackson Township seats in 2017, and Davis was elected to the other in November.


“I am honored and delighted to continue serving as our board’s president,” said Laura Griswold Reuter, who appreciates her colleague’s confidence in her. “I’m encouraged by their leadership and I believe we’re going to continue to make meaningful strides that improve outcomes for our students and educators this year.”


“Our school board members play an invaluable role with a difficult job and enormous responsibilities,” said Dr. Derek Arrowood, Superintendent, Hamilton Heights School Corporation, who values the partnership between the board, corporation leadership team, students and staff. “They provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, they stand up for public education, and guard against anything that takes away from our children or undermines our public schools. Our district has greatly benefitted from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by members of our school board – past and present.”


The Hamilton Heights School Board is made up of five members, two each from White River and Jackson Townships and one at-large representative. The members are elected to staggered four-year terms. Except for special meetings, the board meets the third Wednesday of each month in the conference room at the Hamilton Heights High School Media Center unless otherwise stated. The public is invited to attend. The next scheduled meeting of the Hamilton Heights School Board is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 at the high school media center.