The first phase of Napoleon’s huge school construction project will get underway this summer. Superintendent Dr. Steve Fogo updated the school board on plans to upgrade the electrical systems; which will then lead to putting-up the shell for the junior high addition to the high school.
Napoleon Area Schools are still talking with the Groves family concerning the property for the new elementary school, and have agreed on the amount of land- a 55 acre parcel. It looks like the two sides are going to mediation on the cost per acre for the sale of land. If a consensus is not reached; it’s likely the issue will go into Henry County Common Pleas court in September.
There was plenty of personnel action approved at the Wednesday Napoleon board meeting, including the retirement of a number of staff members: Ruth Aderman is retiring after 23 years at Napoleon as 1st grade teacher, Jeanne Westoven as reading teacher after 22 years, Linda Daugherty in family and consumer science after 8 years at Napoleon schools, and Kathy Vernace as 6th grade teacher, with 21 years at Napoleon.
Resignations were also accepted from Amber Shook-intervention specialist, and from assistant custodian Keith Johnson.
After completing her probationary period, Penny Conroy was named head custodian for Napoleon Middle School.
Continuing contracts were awarded to Jodi Myers, Cyndy Tilley, and Susan Wagner. And supplemental coaching contracts were approved for full-time staff members that are coaches; and all will remain the same. Contracts for coaches that are outside the district, or part-time employees will have their positions considered next month.