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Forgey Announces School Board Reelection Bid

Joe Forgey

Dr. Joe Forgey, President of the Noblesville Schools Board of Trustees, announced today that he will seek reelection in the upcoming school board race. A longtime Noblesville pediatric dentist, Forgey was elected to the board in 2018 and his current term is set to expire at the end of this year.

“As a proud grandpa of 13, with six of my grandchildren in Noblesville Schools, I have a personal and vested interest in the high quality of our schools,” shared Forgey. “Noblesville Schools is a role model district and as board president I’m proud to support the outstanding service our teachers, staff and leaders provide every day to over 10,000 students in our community.”

 “I’m running for reelection because I’m committed to continuing this excellence,” added Forgey. “I want to ensure we best prepare Noblesville students for the future, maintain our high property values, attract new business growth, and spend our public tax dollars wisely. The schools are the heart of our community and their strength directly relates to the strength of Noblesville overall.”

Under Forgey’s leadership Noblesville Schools has seen multiple state and national recognitions for outstanding academic achievements, including being named in the top 1% nationally for STEM, National Advanced Placement (AP) honors, and being designated a national Best Community for Music Education. Noblesville Schools graduates are also among the highest scholarship and advanced college credit earners in the state, with Noblesville recognized as a state and national leader in workforce development and college readiness.

Other accomplishments Forgey has overseen during his term include:

  • The implementation of over 50 school safety enhancements, including the addition of full-time school resource officers in all schools.
  • Strong fiscal management, including a balanced budget, high credit ratings, low interest rates, and a reduction of the total property tax rate for three years in a row.
  • Growth management, including school and athletic facility renovations, the construction of a new community center and stadium, and the launch of a district solar power initiative.
  • High-quality staffing during an intense labor shortage and the largest pay increase to Noblesville teachers in approximately 40 years.

Forgey is a member of the Indiana School Board Association and serves on the Noblesville Parks Board. He is a graduate of Butler University, the Indiana School of Dentistry, and the Miller Ambassadors program. He coached basketball at the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville and soccer with the Noblesville Soccer Club. Forgey has lived in Noblesville since 1977. He and his late wife, Cynthia, have 5 children and 13 grandchildren. For more information about his school reelection bid follow his page on Facebook.