State Representative Randy Gardner visited Oak Harbor on Friday, Sept. 21, to visit with new Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools Superintendent Guy Parmigian and new Treasurer Tim Coffman.
Gardner welcomed them, offered his assistance and answered questions about current educational issues in the state legislature.
Mr. Parmigian commented that he thought it was outstanding that Representative Gardner was proactive in introducing himself and establishing a solid working relationship between himself and the citizens of the district. Greeting Representative Gardner for his trip to Oak Harbor was former B-C-S Board of Education President Mrs. Jane Freimark, who worked closely with Gardner over the years.
Following a discussion at the Board office the group walked over to Oak Harbor High School, where they had lunch with a group of students. During lunch they discussed a wide range of issues facing public education. Representative Gardner asked several questions about how state laws and mandates are impacting the school district. “Randy is an approachable and knowledgeable legislator in touch with the issues facing education today,” commented Superintendent Guy Parmigian.
Gardner committed himself to staying in contact with officials from B-C-S Schools, and to continue to be a champion for providing the best public education possible.