Fremont City School District
Fremont City School District

Term Expires:
Dec. 31, 2019

Shantel Laird, President

Current Term: 2016-2019 (Elected November 2015)


Shantel Laird is a life-long resident of Fremont. Sheís the mother of two past ďLittle GiantsĒ and is a proud graduate of Ross High School herself. Shantel is an Assistant Vice President and Cash Management Officer of Croghan Colonial Bank. She attended Terra State Community College and completed various coursework and licensures in banking through The Ohio Bankerís League and The American Bankerís Association.

Term Expires:
Dec. 31, 2017

Alex Gorobetz, Vice President

Current Term:  2014-2017 (Originally elected November 2009)


Alex Gorobetz was a Fremont Junior High School teacher prior to his 26 years as Special Education Supervisor/Director and 5 years as Director of Student Services for Fremont City Schools. Originally from Great Neck, New York, Mr. Gorobetz is a part-time consultant with Benton Carroll Salem schools. He has a Bachelorís Degree in Psychology and a Masterís Degree in Special Education from The University of Toledo.

Term Expires:
Dec. 31, 2019

Jolene Chapman, Member

Current Term: 2016-2019 (Elected November 2015)


Jolene Chapman has lived in Fremont for over 20 years. A former college professor, Jolene is currently the Dean of the Business, Humanities, and Industrial Technologies at Terra State Community College. After growing up in Bettsville, Jolene graduated from Terra Technical College with an Associate Degree in Applied Business, from Tiffin University with a Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration, and from the University of Findlay with a Masterís Degree in Education. Jolene is currently a member of the Board of Education for the Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers.

Term Expires:
Dec. 31, 2019

Maria D. Garza, Member

Current Term: 2016-2019 (Elected November 2015)


Maria D. Garza, a proud Ross High School graduate, has also taught and was an Assistant Principal at the school as well. Maria received her Bachelorís Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and a Masterís Degree in Education Administration from Cleveland State University. Currently employed by the Tiffin University as an Adjunct Professor, Maria has over 27 years in the educational field.

Term Expires:
Dec. 31, 2017

Thomas M. Price, Member

Current Term: 2016-2017 (Appointed December 2016)


Thomas Price is a Clyde High School Graduate and attended Liberty University where he earned a Bachelorís Degree in Marketing. He has been a resident of Fremont for the past 27 years. Mr. Price is the husband of a current Fremont City Schools teacher and also has two children enrolled in Fremont City Schools. Tom has been a Co-Owner of The Cookie Lady for 21 years and is a member of Grace Community Church.


Board meetings will normally be held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 5:30 p.m. 


Location - Fremont Middle School 

1250 North Street, Fremont, OH 43420




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2017 Meeting Dates



January  01/09/17
Organizational Meeting
Tax Budget Hearing

01/09/17 - Regular Meeting

01/23/17 - CCIP 2nd Quarter Status Report Video

February  6th

15th - Special Meeting - Executive Session Only


March 6th

14th - Special Meeting - Executive Session Only

20th - Rep. Bill Reinekeís Priorities for 2017 Video

27th - Special Meeting - Executive Session Only



6th - Special Meeting - Executive Session Only

10th - Special Meeting - Executive Session Only

12th - Special Meeting - Executive Session Only


18th - Special Meeting - Executive Session Only

21st - Special Meeting

May 1st

11th - Special Meeting


June 5th & 26th
July 10th
August 7th & 21st
September 5th & 18th
October 2nd & 16th
November 6th & 20th
December 4th & 18th
****Dates are subject to change****
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Board of Education Committees

2017 Business Advisory Council (BAC)

Fremont City School District
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