New Logansport school board member appointed

Last Updated on February 10, 2016 by cassnetwork

Bill CuppyThe leader of the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce and CLEDO was selected to fill the remaining term on the Logansport School Board. Jeff Smith resigned earlier this month. Five candidates applied to fill the vacancy and were interviewed by the board in a work session on February 2. The board nominated Bill Cuppy for the position.

Cuppy said developing and promoting the workforce development is critical to the enhancement of our community and economic health going forward for many generations to come, and he’s excited to have the opportunity.

The candidates who applied for the position in addition to Cuppy were Bob Ehle, Matt Meagher, Matthew Snoeberger and Cory Howard.

“All of the candidates did a great job and the board felt that they all would have been good, but in the end they felt that Bill’s business connections, knowledge of legislative actions and history would work best,” Superintendent Michele Starkey said. “They said it was a tough decision and were very happy with the number and quality of candidates that applied.”

“As a community member I already have the accountability for the success of our students, but I see this as an opportunity to raise my accountability bar to the next level,” Cuppy said. “I have three children that have either graduated from LHS, currently are in the process, or will be in the years to come.  In my career, I have been very proud to “show off” all of LCSC’s facilities and talk about how invested the staff is in Logansport as most of the Board and Administrative staff, like myself and my wife Shantel, are Logansport Berries!  Being a Board member of the Logansport Renovation School Building Corporation, along with my finance background and education, I can hopefully assist the Board’s efforts in this area.  In my profession, developing and promoting our workforce development is critical to the enhancement of our community and economic health going forward for generations to come. My heart beats for Logansport and I am excited to have the opportunity to utilize my passion in this position for the betterment of the families, schools and businesses in my home community.”

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