The Toledo Board of Education voted to keep Steve Steel president during its first meeting of 2009.
Mr. Steel, who was president during 2008 and was elected to the board in November, 2005, was selected by a 4-1 vote. Board member Darlene Fisher cast the no vote.
The board also chose Bob Vasquez, who was appointed to the board in March to complete the remainder of Robert Torres' term, to serve as vice president by a 3-2 vote.
Board member Lisa Sobecki was nominated for the presidency, but she declined.
Jack Ford was nominated for the vice president seat, but the vote for Mr. Vasquez was taken first and he received a majority.