BG school board starts superintendent search


A search for a new superintendent for Bowling Green City Schools has started.

The job has been posted by the Ohio School Boards Association with a deadline of March 29 to apply.

First and second-round interviews will be conducted in April, with the intent to approve a candidate in May, said board President Ryan Myers at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Prior to March 29, an OSBA representative with meet with staff and community groups to help develop a profile of what is wanted in the next district leader, Myers said.

Meetings will be held with district administrators, city personnel, business leaders, and staff.

Parents and community members are invited to attend a March 8 focus group at the Performing Arts Center auditorium. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.

Myers also announced that Friday is the deadline for the district’s request for qualifications of architects to look at building needs.

Also at the meeting, the board:

• Learned from Scruci he misspoke at the January meeting in asking the board to accept his resignation. He meant to ask for the acceptance of his resignation for purposes of retirement, effective July 31.

• Approved membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

• Accepted $6,410 from the Wood County Educational Service Center to use for training, supplies and/or activities necessary to engage at-risk students in a mentoring program.

• Approved a trip by the BGHS orchestra to New York City from March 22-26, 2024 (spring break). All costs will be paid by the students.

• Approved a trip for FFA students to the Ohio FFA State Convention in Columbus, May 4-5, with all expenses paid for by the students.

• Accepted a grievance settlement between BGCS Board of Education, the Bowling Green Education Association and the secondary intervention specialists at the middle school and high school. The board agreed to pay a one-time stipend of $200 to 18 secondary intervention specialists for work outside their contracted workday in order to complete mandatory training. There are conditions that must be met before the stipend will be paid, including a minimum quiz score and the completion of units within the training before May 15.

• Adopted the revised unclassified employees’ terms of employment to include any days worked beyond their contract will be compensated at their per diem rate for each additional day worked. A day is a minimum six hours.

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