Catholic schools officials say farewell to board member

2010-12-21T20:15:00Z 2010-12-21T21:25:15Z Catholic schools officials say farewell to board memberBy ZACH BENOIT Of The Gazette Staff The Billings Gazette
December 21, 2010 8:15 pm  • 

The Billings Catholic Schools Board on Tuesday night accepted the resignation of board member Victoria Cech.

Cech is moving to Helena, where her husband, John, begins a new job in January. John Cech headed up the Montana State University Billings College of Technology and will now be deputy commissioner for two-year and community college education for Montana.

"We couldn't have asked for any more work than you've done, and that's been outstanding," Billings Catholic Schools President Harold Olson told Cech.

Cech was elected to the board in September 2008 for a three-year term and chaired its education committee for much of that time.

The board presented her with flowers and a small plaque thanking her for her service to the school system.

"You have brought expertise to these schools, and this board and we can't thank you enough," board chairwoman Rita Turley said.

The board has not yet started searching for Cech's replacement.

In other news, the board unanimously approved a new whistleblower policy that says that staff who report violations will not be retaliated against and encourages them to report violations, among other things.

The board also unanimously approved a conflict of interest policy for Catholic schools board members, officers and staff.

In another unanimous vote, the board agreed to begin searching for a part-time technology and information services employee to help with the system's growing technology needs. The position was approved for the upcoming budget year and is considered a "half-time" position, Olson said.

Don Larson, the system's director of information services, currently does the majority of that work.

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