By Elizabeth Perry
Samantha Levitzki-Wright has stepped down from the Sto-Rox School Board of Directors.
With the vacancy in Region 1, and a vacancy in Region 2 after the Dec. 8, 2022 resignation of Ken Hohman only seven members remain.
Levitzki-Wright said her decision, which she announced at the July 20 school board meeting, was based on an “abundance of things.”
“I think it’s over the past couple of months, we don’t really talk to each other,” Levitzki-Wright said, going on to explain that the many changes in staff and policy going on are a lot to keep up with, and having a combined agenda and voting meeting means there was more to do in less time.
“It’s a lot to take in without a proper conversation,” Levitzki-Wright said.
Levitzki-Wright was one of only two members on the school board who currently had children being educated in the Sto-Rox School District, the other being DaLisha Hozowski. Levitzki-Wright describes Hozowski as “a very loving human being,” and said the parent perspective and the teacher perspective were necessary on the board.
Levitzki-Wright currently works three jobs, has two teenage daughters who are very active in school activities and is married. Dedicating enough time to the complex issues facing the district was something she could no longer do.
“I think there’s a lot of work to be done, I don’t think I’m suited to attempt to do [it]. I would be doing a disservice if I sat on the board any longer,” Levitzki-Wright said.
No one has expressed interest in hers or Hohman’s former seats.
“I’m not sure how actively people care to be involved or understand why they should be involved,” Levitzki-Wright said.
Levitzki-Wright is proud of what she’s been able to accomplish in her near-decade as a school director, including creating the mural club and working to create a framework after the school was placed on a state-mandated financial recovery plan.
“I’ve loved my time on the board,” Levitzki-Wright said.