At 16,800 students, Lakota is the largest district in Butler County and the biggest suburban school system in southwest Ohio with an annual budget of $175 million for 22 school buildings.
Fuller said the video series premiered last month and focused on Lakota’s newest school board member, Michael Pearl, who was appointed to the board in September.
Member Julie Shaffer’s video recently was released on the Lakota website.
She said each newsletter through December will debut a new video.
Lakota Board of Education President Brad Lovell praised the unusual video series, saying it would “build a strong relationship between our community, the district and the board.”
Lovell said the social distancing restrictions forced by the coronavirus, which has limited the public attendance of twice-monthly school board meetings, helped prompt the creation of the videos.
“When Betsy’s team approached us about doing a new series to help the community get to know their board better it was a no brainer. In fact, since we are engaging less (face to face) with our community due to the pandemic, I am thrilled our communications team has created this unique way to help build relationship with our community,” he said.