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New board member chosen for Sylvania Schools
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 The Sylvania Schools Board of Education has announced that Tammy Lavalette will be the newest member to join the board.

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The school district will be holding a virtual town hall on February 3, 2021, during which the new board member will be sworn in and introduced to the community. Residents can submit questions in advance here:

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The town hall comes after two Sylvania School Board members have resigned in recent months. The most recent resignation came on January 11 when Shannon Szyperski unexpectedly handed in her resignation during a board meeting.

Statements from the Sylvania Schools Board of Education in January 2021:

Shannon Szyperski has resigned from the Board of Education. We appreciate Ms. Szyperski’s years of service and wish her well.

The resignation leaves an opening for which we are now accepting applications. If you are a district resident and are interested in joining the Board, please complete the online application. The deadline to submit an application is January 20 at 5:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The term for the vacated seat ends on 12/31/2021. 


"The Sylvania Board of Education thanks Ms. Szyperski for her three years of service to the school board. It is unfortunate that Ms. Szyperski has become disenchanted with the Board and our school district as described in her public remarks.


As a Board of Education, we remain committed to our students, staff and community and look forward to the positive work that lies ahead. We will continue to follow our mission and focus our efforts on the best interest of all of our stakeholders." 

Sylvania Board of Education reviewed the 31 applications received for the open board seat recently vacated by Shannon Szyperski.  Six applicants have been contacted for an interview:
Muthana AlQuraishi
Raul Bosio  
Danielle Filipchuk  
Tammy Lavalette  
Austin Serna  
Brian Skelding
The Board thanks everyone who took the time to apply for the open seat and looks forward to interviewing the finalists during the executive session of a special board meeting this Thursday, January 28 at 4:00. 


"The Board of Education has chosen Tammy Lavalette to fill the open seat on the Board. Ms. Lavalette will be sworn in at the Town Hall meeting on February 3 at 6:00 p.m."

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