Lakewood OH

Applications being accepted for vacantschool board seat

The Fairview Park Board of Education is seeking applications for the seat vacated by Marcy Starks.

Marcy Starks

Marcy Starks

At the April 19 school board meeting, President Brad Lamb announced that Starks submitted her resignation from the board for personal reasons. The resignation of Starks, who was board vice president, was effective April 30.

The board must choose a replacement within 30 days. The newmember will serve the remainder of Starks’s term, which runs through December.

Lamb said the board intends to select a replacement at its May 17 meeting.

Residents interested in being appointed to the board should send a letter of application and a copy of a resume to the Fairview Park Board of Education Office, 21620 Mastick Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126 or by e-mail to

School board members must be district residents and registered voters.

Starks, who works in the financial services industry, said she resigned due to time conflicts with work.

“Just juggling family life,” she said. “I’m tired of missing my kids’ sporting events.”

Starks and her husband, Jim, have three sons – one in college and two in the Fairview Park City Schools.

Starks said she’s pleased taxes were kept in check during her time on the board.

“The thing I’m most proud of is keeping the five-year pledge (made by the board in 2006 to not seek additional operating taxes) while expanding programs,” Starks said.

Starks was appointed to the school board in March 2007 to succeed Anne Godhard following her resignation. Starks ran unopposed for a full term in the November 2007 election.

Jim Starks served as co-chairman of the Gemini Project committee, which spearheaded the campaign to win voter approval in February 2005 for dual tax increases to fund the Gemini Center and the new Gilles-Sweet Elementary School.



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