NELSONVILLE — Meigs Local School District Treasurer Roy Johnson and Board Member Roger Abbot were recently honored by the Ohio School Boards Association.
Johnson and Abbott were recognized during the OSBA Southeast Region Fall Conference held Sept. 29 at Nelsonville-York Middle School.
Johnson, the treasurer/CFO for Meigs Local Schools, was presented with the Outstanding Treasurer Award.
The award is presented annually, recognizing the top treasurer from nominations received throughout the region’s 18 counties, which includes 84 school districts.
According to information provided by Meigs Local Supterintendent Scot Gheen, during the recent transition period of the superintendent position which began in January, Johnson took on many added duties above his regular responsibilities.
“Roy is one of the greatest additions to our school district in many years,” stated Meigs Local Board of Education member Larry Tucker in nominating Johnson for the honor.
The region recognition program was established in 1993 as a way to help local school districts showcase outstanding achievement and educational excellence.
Nominations are made in nine “outstanding” categories: student program, male student, female student, faculty member, volunteer, administrator, treasurer, classified staff member, new program or innovation and community business leader.
Abbott was recognized with the Outstanding School Board Member award. The award is presented to school board members in the region for their outstanding service to their boards of education, school districts and community.
Abbott, who is serving his 22nd year on the board, was nominated by fellow board members from Meigs Local.
Abbott has been elected to the board six times, having served three years as president and seven years as vice president.