Superintendent Scott Gates resigned his position as the Superintendent of the Ross Local School District on June 24, 2020. His resignation is effective at the end of his current contract on July 31, 2020. Gates has accepted a position as the Assistant Director of Alternative Education with the Butler County Educational Service Center.
Ross Local Schools Board of Education President Sean Van Winkle expressed appreciation for Gates’ dedication and service to the district. “Scott has a tireless work ethic and his commitment to the staff and students of the Ross Local Schools was evident each day. He led the district through some difficult times and did so with integrity and class. I wish him well as he takes on this next challenge of his career”. Gates said this about his time at Ross and his transition to his new position, “It will be an honor to support the BCESC and serve the many school districts and organizations in this capacity. I know this team works hard to support students and I’m excited to be there to support them. I have enjoyed working with the Ross staff, students, parents and community and I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished during this time.
Ross Local Schools Board of Education Vice President Amy Webb added "It was a pleasure getting to work with Scott Gates over the last four years. His passion and enthusiasm for education and the students and faculty of the Ross Local Schools was exemplified by how he led. He acted with professionalism and integrity on a daily basis and his positive attitude was contagious, as is a reflection of his character. Scott accomplished a lot during his tenure as Superintendent of Schools for Ross and will be missed. I wish him nothing but good things on the next endeavor of his journey with the BCESC".