Loyd to seek BCSC school board seat


Whittney Loyd has announced her intention to run for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. school board. Loyd will be running for the District 3 seat, currently held by Todd Grimes, who is not seeking reelection.

Loyd is a lifelong resident of Bartholomew County and graduated from BCSC and Indiana University. She has spent much of her career working in advocacy for children within the human services network of Bartholomew County and the surrounding region. This has included work for Riley Children’s Foundation, United Way of Bartholomew County and Turning Point, where Loyd currently serves as president.

“I have spent my professional life seeking to help individuals and families remove barriers, to live healthy, independent lives. The school system is at the heart of this effort providing critical educational and extracurricular support – and sometimes more – for families in need,” Loyd said. “BCSC works together with parents, the human services network, and other key stakeholders to build a strong future for our kids. I experience this all the time from our own interactions.”

Loyd and her husband Adam, who works as a parts and technical services supervisor at Toyota Material Handing, have two young children entering the district, which Loyd says is a contributing factor in her decision to run for the vacant seat.

“As a parent, it is important to me that our school system continues to provide the strongest foundation possible to help every youngster reach his or her full potential,” she said.

Loyd said working with a board of directors as president of Turning Point provides her additional insight.

“I suspect few would argue with the objective of helping all children reach their full potential. It’s in the how. I believe the primary role of board members is to provide governance, review policy direction, and ensure efficient stewardship of tax dollars by working collaboratively with the administration,” Loyd said. “We want to help BCSC attract, retain, and build on our outstanding core of teachers, administrators, and staff. They are the most knowledgeable and they are the professionals in this field. Our job is to help them be successful with each one of our students.”

Loyd added: “I have tremendous respect for the current administration, and the job they do. I feel I can bring additional perspective to support and strengthen the excellent work already underway.