Doug Rentz  |  
Ohio K-12 leaders gather for virtual roundtable

Garmann/Miller hosted its second K-12 superintendent roundtable Thursday, May 21, that featured small and large district representatives from throughout Ohio. The Zoom calls are set up to connect education stakeholders to share concerns, ideas and solutions on the current COVID-19 pandemic and how they are adjusting to a new learning environment that awaits them in the fall.

Participants on the call included:

Kasey Perkins, Southwest Licking Local Schools superintendent
Dr. Andy Gase, Tiffin City Schools board member
Dr. Jeff Hoyda, Tiffin City Schools board memeber
Dr. Ken Schmiesing, Celina City Schools superintendent
Jon Wesney, Centerville City Schools business manager
Dr. Andrew Hill, Wadsworth City Schools superintedent
Troy Roth, Findlay City Schools assistant superintendent

The education panel was joined by representatives from GMAE’s full-service team, which included electrical and mechanical engineering, interior design, architecture, marketing and planning professionals.

Challenges that were discussed included busing of students and how to protect drivers who may have compromised immune systems, a blended model of in-building and remote learning, and purification systems to clean and sanitize building air, such as needlepoint ionization and UV lighting.

“Our goal is to bring educational leaders together to share ideas and solutions on how to prepare for current and future issues,” said Wayne Colman, GMAE’s senior planner. “We wanted to create an interactive platform where our participants can enage with each other and glean some guidance on what is now an unknown future.”