Eastwood in need of teachers PDF Print E-mail
Written by MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor   
Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:18
PEMBERVILLE - The Eastwood School District is going to be looking for nearly a dozen new teachers next year.
At the Feb. 28 school board meeting, the board accepted the resignations for the purpose of retirement from Dave Little, ag science teacher, and Linda Stockner, third grade teacher, both effective May 31; and from Marcia Mazur, health teacher, and Mike Gardner, elementary physical education teacher, both effective the last day of this school year.
As of now, the last day of classes is set for May 31, but Mazur and Gardner will stay longer if bad weather forces the district to use calamity days in June.
Superintendent Brent Welker said with these retirements, plus two others already approved and others expected, added to the district beginning all-day kindergarten next year, Eastwood might be looking for 10 or more teachers to fill open slots.
He added the district might visit a couple Career Fairs as well to search for new staff members.
Also at the meeting, the board approved a contract with Marygrove Awning for $20,000 to begin installing the shatter-proof glass films by 3M Scotchshield at the school buildings.
The film will prevent glass from shattering in the event someone tries to shoot out a door. It does not make the glass bullet proof, but does reduce the likelihood of flying glass shards and injuries.
Work will begin on all exterior doors and ground floor windows at Pemberville and Luckey as soon as weather permits.
Phil Donaldson, district director of operations, reported that Habitec Security has started installing the buzzer system at the entrance of the high school.
The district has contracted with Habitec to install additional cameras and door security at all the buildings.
The buzzer system will limit visitors, including parents, before and after school. For the past two months, the district has used staff members and volunteers to monitor visitors to each buildings.
The board also accepted a $3,000 donation from Dave and Vicki Bruning toward the athletic building, $5,000 from Wells Fargo Educational Matching Gift Program for the softball program, and $1,500 from an anonymous donor for the high school track and field program.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2013 10:19

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