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Newcomer Amy Webb joins veteran Edward Bosse Jr. on Ross school board


One of Butler County’s highest performing school systems will see a new face on its governing board, along with one of the longest tenured.

The Ross Board of Education had two open seats with four candidates vying for a seat on the five-member board.

Voters returned 36-year veteran Edward Bosse Jr. back for another four-year term, along with newcomer Amy Webb, according to unofficial results from the Butler County Board of Elections.

Bosse won 33 percent of the vote and Webb beat out two other candidates by winning 28 percent of the vote.

MORE: Ross school board candidates weigh in on continuing district’s progress

The rural Butler County district of 2,600 students has been a consistent, high-performing school system in recent years, according to the Ohio Department of Education’s annual report cards.

Bosse previously told the Journal-News that “after 36 years of experience on the Ross School Board, I believe I am the most qualified candidate for the position because of my proven performance.”

“As part of the team that developed the Ross school district into one of the highest performing districts in Southwest Ohio, my desire is to maintain as well as strengthen our performance,” he said.

Webb told the Journal-News she is concerned about student testing mandated by the state.

“As it is right now I would like to see changes in state-wide testing. While accountability is extremely important, testing consumes a lot of instructional time. Many teachers feel that they are always teaching to a test and if there is a way to lobby state representatives for a different testing model that still holds students accountable and reflects mastery with the least amount of disruption to the school day, I am in favor of this,” said Webb.



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