N.Baltimore hires new principal
Written by JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:13
NORTH BALTIMORE - The North Baltimore School District's superintendent and a former administrator for Fostoria schools will share the duties of being Powell Elementary's principal.
The Board of Education, at its Tuesday meeting, approved Pam Van Mooy as a half-time assistant principal/math coach at Powell Elementary. She will be paid $39,960 for her services next school year.
Van Mooy will be assisted with her administrative duties by Superintendent Marlene North. North will be paid an additional $360 per day for her services at the elementary, but her work is not to exceed 10 days per semester.
"I do feel like I have some expertise I can lend myself to at the elementary," North said.
North said she feels like she and Van Mooy work well together.
"I am thrilled to have Pam join us. We had a very full end of the year and it has been very manageable with her there," she said.
Van Mooy has been serving as an interim principal at Powell.
The board approved an administrative contract for Van Mooy retroactive to May 14 through June 8 for her work at a rate of $220 per day.
Van Mooy retired with 35 years of service to Fostoria schools, with 13 of those years as an administrator. In 2005, she was named Ohio Elementary Principal of the Year and has also worked as an adjunct professor and supervisor for methods and student teaching at Bowling Green State University.
"We appreciate your willingness to give this a try and step outside the box a little bit," North said to the board.
Van Mooy and North replace former Powell principal Patricia Landenberger who resigned effective June 30. Her resignation was prompted by unforeseen circumstances.
The board also approved its five-year financial forecast at the meeting.
"We are going to end the year in the black," said Treasurer Eve Baldwin. "We are going to end the year with revenues over expenditures.
Projected revenues for fiscal year 2012 are just over $8 million, while expenditures are forecasted at about $7.5 million.
"But, the remaining years the district is projected to have expenditures over revenues," Baldwin said.
Some of the reasons for this, she said, are increased costs due to inflation, stagnant and/or decreasing revenues an no additional federal grant dollars.
Baldwin also reported that income tax collections are up $31,000 this year, something she said is a sign of an upturn in the economy.
"This is earned income, so that means more people have jobs," she said.
Dr. Bob Falkenstein, principal of the Main Building, also informed the board the district has been extended an invitation to join the Blanchard Valley Conference.
"We need to take board action on that in June," Falkenstein said.
North Baltimore and Hopewell-Loudon school districts were asked to join the 10-member athletic conference earlier this week.
"We are pleased with the confidence area schools have in North Baltimore schools," Falkenstein said.
Also at its meeting, the board:
• Approved a "resolution of support" for a school resource officer, with costs to be split with the village.
• Went into executive session to discuss employee negotiations. No action was expected to be taken.
• Was notified a community open house at the new middle school/high school building will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23. A dedication ceremony will be at 2 p.m., Sept. 16.