Dexter Board of Ed to spend Monday, Tuesday vetting replacement for Cobler

Although there will be no regular meeting of the Dexter Community Schools Board of Education, which typically holds regular meetings at the Creekside Intermediate School media center the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m., the board will be meeting Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. for a pair of special meetings.

These meetings are of particular interest to those who wish to witness the board interview potential replacements for former BoE President and Trustee Larry Cobler. These special meetings will be held at the Copeland Administrative Building.

Cobler’s school board career has coincided with some of the most transformative occurrences in the school district’s recent history, including: 1) construction of the relatively new Dexter High School, 2) passage of a $47.8 million bond issue in 2008, 3) several changes of guard in the district’s superintendent’s office, and 4) the ushering in of international baccalaureate diploma program.

Cobler resigned in a Sept. 11 letter
his fellows on the school board, citing “health uncertainties” and a desire to spend time with his family, including a grandchild that was a new addition to his family last month.

“The hardest part of my decision will be the reduced time I’ll have to spend with the people who make Dexter Schools what it is,” Cobler said in his letter.

For more information on Cobler’s resignation, read The Dexter Leader’s Oct. 1 report on the topic.

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