CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Board of Education elected Eileen Cooper Reed as its president and Alexander Kuhns as vice president for the coming year.
The election of the officers, both on unanimous votes, occurred at the board’s annual organizational meeting Monday evening.
Cooper Reed, a retired attorney who resides in North Avondale, has served on the school board for seven years, including leadership roles as president in 2007, 2009 and 2010.
Kuhns, a graduate of the district’s Walnut Hills High School and resident of Northside, is an adjunct instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He joined the school board in 2012, and chaired the Student Achievement Committee that year.
The board annually elects a president and a vice president from among its members.
Eve Bolton, board president for the past two years, was honored for her service at the meeting.
Also, the board selected members for its standing committees for 2013:
• Finance — Melanie Bates, Eve Bolton and Vanessa Y. White
• Partnership/Public Engagement — Melanie Bates, Catherine Ingram and Alexander Kuhns
• Policy — Eve Bolton, Chris Nelms and Vanessa Y. White
• Student Achievement — Catherine Ingram, Alexander Kuhns and Chris Nelms
The board sets policy for Cincinnati Public Schools. The district -- which has 56 schools -- covers an area of 91 square miles including all of the city of Cincinnati, Amberley Village, Cheviot and Golf Manor; most of the city of Silverton; parts of Fairfax and Wyoming; and parts of Anderson, Columbia, Delhi, Green, and Springfield and Sycamore townships.
The disrict has more than 33,700 students.
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