Rossford administrators’ salaries adjusted


By Sentinel-Tribune Staff

ROSSFORD — Administrative personnel at Rossford Exempted Village Schools have gone several years without a pay increase, but that is about to change.

At the June 12 meeting, the board of education voted to increase the salaries of 14 administrative personnel.

“We looked at other districts,” said board member Tiffany Densic, referring to salaries of administrative personnel in other school districts.

“These were born out of a wage study. They are not run-of-the-mill increases because they haven’t had (an increase),” said board member Kent Murphree.

Superintendent Dan Creps agreed.

“(The increases) are not born out of emotions. They were the result of a study we did. We looked at (salaries) from other similar districts across the state,” Creps said.

Murphree said that the salary increases were long overdue, with Creps agreeing.

“Some districts do it annually,” Creps said.

The following administrators will get a 3% increase for three years on this current salary, starting Aug. 1:

Buildings and grounds supervisor, $85,997

Junior-senior high school principal, $123,459

Elementary assistant principal, $82,091

Food service supervisor, $66,079

Transportation supervisor, $66,079

Director of student services, $112,594

Junior-senior high school assistant principal, $86,516

Junior-senior high school assistant principal, $93,647

High school athletic director, $88,246

Director of technology, $97,430

Director of human resources, $118,665

Director of curriculum, $99,980

Elementary school principal, $111,149

Communications specialist, $72,457

The district’s human resources director, Megan Spangler, was also thanked by Creps for the role she played in the project.

Much of the hour-long meeting was spent discussing issues facing Rossford students who attend classes at Penta Career Center.

During a portion of the meeting set aside for public input, James Young voiced concerns about issues his son has faced.

Because his son is employed in a studies-related job, he misses certain information that is disseminated at Penta and at Rossford schools. The lack of that information has caused problems for his son, the father told board members.

One of those issues resulted in the student missing out on a school dance.

“We need to improve the communication,” Creps said.

Densic asked if there was a liaison who could assist. It was noted the school could utilize “ambassadors” who can assist Rossford students who attend Penta.

Another idea discussed was adding links and information on Rossford’s website.

Referring to the issues raised by Young regarding the dance, Creps said school officials are assigned to distribute tickets to such events.

“It’s usually guidance counselors who sell tickets to the dances,” he said.

Board members voted to approve an agreement with Rockmill Financial Consulting LLC for general consulting services, including planning for the district’s new multi-purpose facility at the intersection of Ohio 795 and Glenwood Road.

The $30,000 cost of the agreement is minimal compared to the millions of dollars the district saved by using Rockmill.

“It looks like a large amount (of money) on paper,” said Densic. “But when you look at it from a yearly standpoint, it comes ouit to about $14 an hour.”

Board members and Creps praised the work of Rockmill owner David Conley who they said played a key role.

“He goes above and beyond the call of duty,” said Densic.

Also at the meeting, the board:

• Approved an $81,500 agreement with the Northern Buckeye Education Council for “Rent-a-Tech” services. The firm provides technical assistance to the district, and the agreement is for services provided for the 2023-24 school year.

• Approved the resignations of bus driver John Kerekes, cook/cashier Michele Snyder, cafeteria worker/playground aide Carla Tipton and bus driver Chantille Frazier.

• Approved classified one-year limited contracts for Joe Tallman and Jodi Nichpor as bus drivers, each to work 4.5 hours each school day.

• Granted Ron Recknagel a contract to serve as athletic director for the junior high school ($7,105); Timothy Nowak, concession stand coordinator ($5,328); Tim Edmond, varsity girls tennis ($4,994); and Nolan McHught, eSports ($2,220).

• Set a special meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. to discuss permanent appropriations for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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