Fredericktown Local Schools

A sign on the lawn of Fredericktown Local Schools.

FREDERICKTOWN -- Recent Fredericktown school board meetings have been dominated by public participation about mask policy, but there are several other school-related topics of interest among residents, some of which residents shared during the Oct. 14 “Talk the Vote” event.

Common issues of interest included a desire to improve communication between board members and residents, ensuring internet safety is taught, incorporating more lessons about practical life skills into curriculum and offering more mentorship opportunities for students.

Nathan Bellman

Nathan Bellman currently runs marketing and communications for Knox County Career Center and formerly was Fredericktown's athletic director. 

Jim Blanchard

Jim Blanchard, who is the board's current vice president, has served 12 years on the school board thus far and has worked in private business. 

Jennifer Bostic

Jennifer Bostic studied mental health counseling and has been a research project director studying education within elementary schools for approximately the past decade.

Donald Falk

Donald Falk has received several education degrees and specialized in school finance. 

Stanley Miller

Stanley Miller is a former Fredericktown teacher and band director. 

Paul Napier

Paul Napier has experience as technology coordinator at Knox County Career Center. 

Charles Streby

Charles Streby has served on the board for 12 years and has worked in business administration, accounting and finance.

Emma Davis is a 2021 graduate of the University of Richmond, from which she holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and leadership studies. Emma reports for Knox Pages and Ashland Source through Report for America.