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Kings Board of Education Appoints New Member

Posted on: September 21, 2021
Kings Board of Education

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the Kings Board of Education appointed a new board member to replace Rona Walter who submitted her resignation effective September 2021.

Mr. Dave Bidwell was sworn in by Kings Treasurer, Cary Furniss. 

Mr. Bidwell is a familiar face around the Kings School District. He recently retired from teaching in the District for 34 years.  He taught 6th grade in all content areas but Math was his focus for the last several years. Mr. Bidwell began his career at Kings Mills Elementary and then transitioned to Columbia Intermediate when that building opened.

He earned a  Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and has two Masters degrees; one in Physical Education and a second in Counseling, both from Xavier University.

He has been involved with the Kings Local School District in many ways beyond teaching. He served over 10 years as a Kings Education Association representative, participated in at least four contract negotiations, and most recently worked with Mr. Furniss on the District’s Insurance Committee, which he has served for over 10 years.

Mr. Bidwell has coached several sports, both within the Kings District and beyond. He has also spent time volunteering for extra-curricular events and athletic events within Kings over his tenure.

He would like to thank Mrs. Rona Walter, and all of the current board members for their service to the District. “I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve,” he said.

Additionally, Walter's resignation also left the vacancy of vice-president. Deb Cowan was unanimously voted by the board and sworn in as Vice-President by Kings Treasurer, Cary Furniss.