BG schools leader Scruci announces resignation

Bowling Green City Schools is going to start looking for a new superintendent.

Francis Scruci announced at Tuesday’s school board meeting his intent to resign July 31.

“We’re anxious to start this now so we can get the best possible person,” said board President Ryan Myers.

He said nothing is ironed out but the board will start discussing a timeline with the intent to have a new superintendent in place before Scruci leaves.

“We need to get out early in front of it because it is such an important piece of our district, our community being able to move forward,” Myers said. “We want to do our due diligence.”

Myers, who has a superintendent’s license, was adamant in saying he did not plan to apply for the position.

“I plan to be our school board president in 2023,” he said.

Myers said a new hire should be announced this spring, far in advance of Scruci leaving.

“We have to talk about the timeline (and) what that process looks like,” he said and gave examples of the interview process, who would be on the interview team and focus groups.

Myers said that he will look for someone with vision, who can work collaboratively with the city and university, who will recognize targeted areas that need improvement, and someone with a wealth of knowledge who can improve district facilities and academic scores.

Scruci was hired in April 2015 and replaced Ann McVey. He previously had been superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson City Schools in Franklin County.