Stefan steps down

Barberton Board of Education member Joe Stefan announced he is resigning from the board immediately.

Stefan served on the board for 10 years. The board is meeting to discuss appointing a new member which must be selected by Sept. 6, 2017.

He said he is stepping down due to a demanding schedule. He said now is an ideal time for him to step down after the transition to moving into new buildings and the new superintendent taking over. Stefan serves as director of planning and community development for the city.

Stefan said, “I have had the opportunity and privilege to work alongside some of the best educations, board members and staff in all of Ohio… We have navigated through some very difficult times and celebrated many accomplishments, all while never losing focus on our community’s most valuable asset – our students!”


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Joe Stefan resigns from Barberton Board of Education after a decade of service. (Photo courtesy of


  1. Andrew on August 11, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I think he has done a very good job in helping the community

  2. All Aboard on August 11, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    addition by subtraction. to bad the gravy train dropped him off at w. park ave a year or so ago

    • Joyce Anderson on August 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      And what was the point of that comment?

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