Galion schools superintendent, treasurer get one-year extensions


GALION — Galion’s school board added a year to the contracts of superintendent Jim Grubbs and treasurer Charlene Parkinson during Tuesday’s school board meeting at Galion Middle School.

Board members approved items that extends the two contracts through July 31, 2020.

“This decision provides consistency and stability in our school district,” said board President Brian Carson. “We are very fortunate to have Jim and Charlene working for our district, and the board of education fully supports their vision for the future of the Galion City School District.”

The two extensions were part of several changes intended to provide long-term stability during their regular meeting Oct. 17.

The board also approved a change in the administrative contract for Director of Teaching and Learning, Jennifer Allerding to increase her number of contract days from 232 to 260. The board also approved a two-year contract with Allerding, from Aug. 1, 2018 through July 31, 2020.

“Jennifer has been a tremendous asset to our district and our staff, and the additional days allow her to continue providing first-class professional development opportunities and break down important data to help our students,” said Superintendent Grubbs. “She serves as a ‘coach’ to our teachers to help them develop new and innovative teaching strategies to engage and challenge our students to reach their maximum potential.”

Also on Tuesday, board members accepted donations from four organizations, including the Crawford County Cattleman’s Association, the Galion Booster Club, Ontario Wal-Mart and ALDI.

“We are very thankful to have a community that supports our students and staff so generously,” said Grubbs. “These types of donations help enhance all aspects of our students’ educational experience in Galion.”

The next regular school board meeting is Nov. 21, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Galion Middle School Computer Lab.

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Staff report