Board of Education

Board Members

Sean Conley
Conley, Sean
As a parent of children in the district, I have seen first-hand the stellar educational experience our teachers, administrators, and staff provide. I look forward to giving back to our community by supporting that important work. Education is a crucial investment in the future, and I am excited and grateful to be a part of that investment.
Brenden Donahue
Donahue, Brenden
President
Serving the students, staff, and families of the Ottawa Elementary School District 141 is a great honor and a privilege.  I believe the cornerstone of a sound community is a strong educational system.  Our community is only as strong as our schools.  As a board member I strive to be an open ear to the community and to objectively decide what is in the best interest of our learners, their families, and the educators working hard daily to achieve these goals.
  • Open Meetings Act-8/27/2012
  • PERA-11/16/18
  • Professional Development Leadership Training-11/16/18
Mark Fisher
Fisher, Mark
I was elected to the school board in February after being encouraged by friends to run for one of the openings on the board and to give something back to the Ottawa community in which I have lived for 26 years. Though I have only been a member of the board for a short time, I have enjoyed working with Superintendent Cleve Threadgill, my fellow board members, and all the dedicated Ottawa elementary school administrators, department directors and staff in an effort to bolster Ottawa's tradition of providing a quality education to our students and a safe, challenging and fun learning environment for both students and teachers.
  • Open Meetings Act - 04/09/2014
  • PERA - 11/22/2013
  • Professional Development Leadership - 07/10/2013
Mary Ganiere
Ganiere, Mary
Our school district has a reputation for quality education. Our teachers are excellent along with top notch administrators and support staff to help our students. I'm proud of our district and the services we provide for our children. I enjoy being on the Board and hope to help the district through the lean times ahead.
  • Open Meetings Act - 09/15/2011
  • PERA - 07/30/2013
  • Professional Development Leadership - 12/01/2012
Lori Kimes
Kimes, Lori
Ottawa Elementary has a reputation for quality educational opportunities for our students. I have experienced this first hand as a parent, grandparent, and an administrator. As a board member my goal is to keep the standard of excellence and assist in moving the district forward to meet the needs of our learners. I am honored to be a part of the OES community.

* Open Meetings Act- May 22, 2021
* PERA - May 22, 2021
* Professional Development Leadership Training- May 22, 2021
Maribeth Manigold
Manigold, Maribeth
I believe a good education is the first step to a fulfilling and successful life. The OES administration, staff, and board work tirelessly to offer the best educational opportunities to our students. I am proud to be a member of such a dedicated team.
  • Open Meetings Act - 02/28/2012
  • PERA - 1/12/15
  • Professional Development Leadership - 07/10/2013
Stephen Omolecki
Omolecki, Stephen
Vice President
I became a school board member to serve the community by helping to provide a quality education to its children. I particularly enjoy the part of our board meetings where we recognize students for their achievements.
  • Open Meetings Act - 02/28/2012
  • PERA - 1/12/15
  • Professional Development Leadership - Not Required

Board Meetings

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Special Board Meeting
On 7/8/2020 at 6:00 PM
At Central Intermediate School, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL
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  • July Board Meeting
    On 7/21/2020 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • Board Policy Committee Meeting
    On 7/28/2020 at 5:15 PM
    At Central Intermediate School, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL
    Board Policy Committee Meeting
    On 8/11/2020 at 4:30 PM
    At Central Intermediate School, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL
    August Board Meeting
    On 8/18/2020 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • Board Members Building Tour
    On 9/3/2020 at 1:00 PM
    At Jefferson Elementary School, 1709 Columbus Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
    September Board Meeting
    On 9/15/2020 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • Board Policy Committee Meeting
    On 10/5/2020 at 4:30 PM
    At Central School, Cafetorium 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
    October Board Meeting
    On 10/20/2020 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • November Board Meeting
    On 11/17/2020 at 6:00 PM
    At Jefferson Elementary School
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  • Special Board Meeting
    On 11/30/2020 at 6:00 PM
    At Remote via Google Meet as Permitted by Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07
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  • Board Policy Committee Meeting
    On 12/9/2020 at 4:45 PM
    At Central School, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL
    December Board Meeting
    On 12/15/2020 at 6:00 PM
    At Remote via Google Meet as Permitted by Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07, Shepherd Middle School
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  • Special Board Meeting
    On 1/4/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Remote via Google Meet as Permitted by Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 2020-07 District Office, 320 W.Main Street, Ottawa, Illinois 61350
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  • January Board Meeting
    On 1/19/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • February Board Meeting
    On 2/16/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Lincoln Elementary School
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  • Special Board Meeting
    On 3/2/2021 at 5:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • March Board Meeting
    On 3/16/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • Special Board Meeting
    On 4/8/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL
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  • Board Policy Committee Meeting
    On 4/8/2021
    At Central Intermediate School, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
    April Board Meeting
    On 4/20/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At McKinley Elementary School
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  • Special Board Meeting
    On 4/26/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Central School, 711 E. McKinley Road, Ottawa, IL
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  • Special Board Meeting
    On 5/10/2021 at 5:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • Committee of the Whole
    On 5/12/2021 at 9:00 AM
    At District office, 320 W. Main Street, Ottawa, IL
    May Board Meeting
    On 5/18/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • Special Board Meeting
    On 5/26/2021 at 5:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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  • June Board Meeting
    On 6/15/2021 at 6:00 PM
    At Central Intermediate School
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