Mission of the Ross Local School District Board of Education

The primary responsibility of the School Board is to establish purposes, programs and procedures which produce the educational achievement needed by all of Ross' students. The Board must accomplish this expectation while also managing the fiscal resources available to the District. The Board must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body to formulate and adopt policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy and by evaluating district results; further, it must carry out its functions openly, while seeking the involvement and contributions of the public, students and staff in its decision-making processes.

School Board Members

Mr. Keith Klinefelter
(513) 341-5819

Mr. Keith Klinefelter was elected to the Ross School Board in November, 2015 and 
he is serving his first term on the board. 

Keith earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Masters Degree in
Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. He taught at Taylor High 
School for thirteen years. Mr. Klinefelter then served as the assistant principal of 
Finneytown High School (2 yrs.), principal of Finneytown High School (4  yrs.), 
principal of Ross High School (6 yrs.), and principal of William Henry Harrison High 
School (5 yrs.). After a short retirement, he returned to Ross High School as a guidance counselor for two years.
Mr. Klinefelter is currently an adjunct professor for Bowling Green State University in the College of Teaching and

Keith is married to Julie who was a teacher at Morgan Elementary School and Ross Middle School for 30 years. He has a daughter, Tara, who is a 2014 Ross graduate.

Mr. Edward Bosse
(513) 738-2315

Mr. Edward Bosse was first elected to the Ross School Board in November, 1981. His current term began January 1, 2014. 

Ed recently retired from sales/marketing management at Cincinnati Incorporated after a 45-year career. He is an alumnus of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 

Ed is married to Bev and they have three sons, all of whom graduated from Ross Schools. He has been a resident of the Ross community since 1977. 

Mr. Michael Kroeger
(513) 738-2117

Mr. Michael Kroeger was elected to the Ross School Board in November, 2015 and 
he is serving his first term on the board. 

A graduate of the University of Dayton, Mr. Kroeger began his career at Accenture where
he built information technology solutions and managed large complex projects for over six
years. Michael spent the next nine years focusing on leading major IT and business transformation
projects including the development of new operating models and organizational management 
initiatives. In 2011, he founded Ingage Partners, a management and IT consulting company 
which is focused on a triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit to demonstrate that 
business can be used as a force for good in our communities.

Michael lives in Morgan Township with his wife Viktoria and two sons, Sasha and Thommy.
They enjoy traveling and giving of their time to worthy social causes.

picture of Sean Van Winkle, blue background, grey jacket, yellow tie, glasses
Mr. Sean Van Winkle
(513) 233-1920

Mr. Sean Van Winkle was selected to the Ross School Board in May 2017 and will serve until December 31, 2017.  

Mr. Van Winkle, a Ross High School graduate (1993), attended Hondros College, where he obtained a real estate certificate. Currently, Sean  is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker West Shell and co-owner of Husker Cat, LLC, a property investment company.

Sean is married to Amanda who is a physical therapist for Mercy PT of Oxford. They have two children, Mia and Charlie, both of whom will attend Ross Schools. 

Dr. Shawn Webster

Dr. Shawn Webster was first elected to the Ross School Board in November, 1981.
He served 12 years. In December, 2015 he was appointed to fill an unexpired term
for two years. 

Following Dr. Webster's first service on the Ross School Board, he served seven
years on the Butler County Educational Service Center Governing Board and eight
years in the Ohio General Assembly as a State Representative.

He is entering his 39th year as owner of Lodder's Plaza Animal Clinic in Hanover Township.

Dr. Webster is married to Penny and has three children who attended Ross Schools.  He currently has a 
grandson in the school district.

2017 Board Meeting Calendar 

Ross Local Schools  Board Policy Manual

 Section A: Foundations & Basic Communication
 Section B : School Board Governance & Operations
 Section C : General School Administration
 Section D : Fiscal Management
 Section E : Support Services
 Section F: Facilities Development
 Section G :Personnel
 Section H : Negotiations
 Section I : Instruction
 Section J : Student
 Section K : School Community Relations
 Section L : Educational Agency Relations