Summerville Superintendent Griffith Will Retire At End Of School Year

Many Siouxlanders know the success story of Hinrich, a Sioux City West High basketball player who went onto a stellar career in the sport with the Kansas Jayhawks and the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. Toleson said the board has raised the levy 1.2 percent for years, since it was found the community struggled to pay high tax levies. "I, quite frankly, am at my wit's end as to how we are to proceed with all these different variables that all have to be decided roughly at the same time".

The Mechanicsburg Area School Board tackled a variety of topics on Tuesday night, including a new teachers' contract and updated student start and dismissal times for next year.

Meanwhile, updating the division's salary scale for teachers and deliberating on the incentive proposal were to have been discussed at a Wednesday budget workshop but the session was cancelled mid-afternoon due to an illness.

During each of the elections, some more contested than others, Mason said he was confident he was the right choice when making decisions for the betterment of the children. "It definitely is do-able". He is looking at lease agreements, district owned buildings, and schools that have high per pupil costs to find savings. Superintendent Mark Leidy said at the start of the current school year that finalizing a new teachers' contract was one of the district's top goals for this year.

School officials said there are no other sites within the district's borders that would work for the planned high school, noting that a site selection committee considered a number of other properties - including some that were not for sale - but concluded in January that the Gird Valley site was preferable.

Board members had agreed they needed to ask the county for level funding.

Wenrich said the administration walked representatives around the district for two days.

Board Member Arthur Lance urged the district not to "fill just to fill" even though recent graduates are less expensive than veteran teachers. "These people are insinuating that, and it upsets me".

Despite having a corporate executive's title, Salato has the demeanor of an elementary school principle - which she was for seven years.

"I've sat here over meetings and I've heard the innuendos ..." I'm not obsessed with closing two buildings.

"I don't want a picture of book burning on the front page" of a newspaper, the superintendent said. The assessment one only need to make is to see the violent incidents that have taken place in our schools across the nation and assess the values, beliefs and priorities of the parents who send their children to school.

"I understand that we've made some great strides".

My name is Cathleen A. Cook, but I go by Cathi. Dance pleaded guilty in federal court last month to four counts of perjury for failing to disclose almost $147,000 he earned from consulting jobs, including a company he helped win a no-bid contract with the school system. That student is in an outside placement.

"There's decades of resistance to this project", said Teresa Platt, organizer of the community group Save Gird Valley.

Bates said he had received concerns from teachers who thought the retirement plan would cost the division money.

"That is a killer ..."

Nichols said she has to determine if Somora's requests for information fit into the agenda. Members Christopher Fravel and Dr. John Pecchia were absent.

The next regular school board meeting will be May 14 at 7:30 the Panther Room at Norton Middle School, located at 4108 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, preceded by a Committee-of-the-Whole meeting at 6 p.m.

  • Leroy Wright