Ron Yacabozzi will serve as president of the Amherst board of education in 2017.
He takes over the leadership role from Rex Engle, who served as president last year.
Marc Zappa has been selected to serve as vice president and Engle will continue as liaison to the Lorain County JVS board.
In its beginning-of-the-year organizational meeting, the school board set its meeting dates for the year. They will be at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, March 20, April 24, May 16, June 19, July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18.
The board of education meets at the creative learning center of Steele High School, 450 Washington St.
Meeting dates, times, and location are subject to change by vote.