Kathy Rogers ran her first Whitefish Bay School Board meeting Wednesday night, as she transitioned from a School Board member to the School Board President.
Rogers was appointed to a one-year term as board president at an organizational committee meeting April 27. The previous board president, Marie Greco, served two terms as president.
As board president, Rogers will work with Supt. Mary Gavigan to set School Board agendas, and she will preside over the meetings.
Rogers, who has been on the board for two years, will finish her first three-year term in office next year. She is a substitute teacher in Shorewood schools and was formerly a substitute teacher in Whitefish Bay schools before serving on the board. She has lived in Whitefish Bay since 1992, and she has an eighth-grade son who attends Whitefish Bay Middle School.
In the short term, Rogers said the major focus of the board and district staff is to adjust to the uncertainty surrounding Gov. Scott Walker's biennial budget and budget repair bill.
"What we are most focused on right now is being able to act as quickly as we can on the budget, once we have finally have more detailed information from Madison," she said. "It's required all of our staff to be extremely flexible and required a great deal of monitoring those changes."
Greco, the co-owner and vice president of Lexicom Corporate Services, has been on the board for six years and has served as board president for the past two years. She will now take the role of vice president.
Jim Phillips, a shareholder with the law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, was re-elected as treasurer of the board at the organizational meeting.