November 3, 2021
Dear Newton School Community Members,
On election day Tuesday, November 2, the voters of Newton township cast their vote on several issues. Our school district had two issues on the ballot. The 3/4% income tax renewal was overwhelmingly passed by a margin of 65% to 35%. In addition, the two incumbunt school board members who were seeking re-election, Lane Robbins and Matt Downing, retained both of their seats for another 4 year term. Jason Tippie was voted onto the board to occupy the open seat vacated by Lisa Hildebrand who chose not to run for another term. We welcome Jason to the board of education! We wish Lisa well as she will be busy traveling to see her son, Dawson, play football for the next four years at Bowling Green State University. Lisa has been a wonderful board member!
Re-elected and elected to the board was a very successful nuclear physicist, a successful businessman with an MBA degree, and a successful physician's assistant (PA). More importantly than the advanced degrees that all three bring to the board of education table, they bring a lot of common sense! These men, along with sitting members President Nate Oburn and Bridget Haines, will provide great leadership for our district over the next few years.
I want to sincerely thank the voters of the Newton Local School District for your faithful support for this school over many years. This school and community are like no other! Faith, Family, and Friendships are the cornerstones of our school and has enabled our great academic and extra curricular success! May this always be true.
Only at Newton!!!