COSHOCTON — More than 120 school board members, administrators, staff, students and guests from around southeastern Ohio gathered at the Coshocton County Career Center on March 27 for an Ohio School Boards Association Southeast Region Spring Conference.

The region hosts two spring conferences. The other one this year was March 20 in Portsmouth and drew more than 75 attendees.

The conference featured updates from OSBA officers and staff and a number of awards and recognitions. The region recognized exemplary student programs and schools, outstanding school board members, veteran board members and new board members, superintendents and treasurers.

A highlight of the evening was a performance by the River View High School Jazz Band and Caribbean Steel Drum Ensemble, directed by Keith Watson. The school is in the River View Local School District in Coshocton County.

Eighteen counties comprise the OSBA Southeast Region — Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Monroe, Noble, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton and Washington.

The other OSBA regions are Central, Northeast, Northwest and Southwest.

Founded in 1955, the Ohio School Boards Association leads the way to educational excellence by serving Ohio’s public school board members and the diverse districts they represent through superior service, unwavering advocacy and creative solutions.