Administrators at Galion City Schools have continued the interview process to get numerous vacant positions filled, after an influx of retirements. The Board of Education held a special meeting on July 7 to approve three new staff members.
Superintendent Mark Stefanik explained the employment recommendations needed to be approved by July 10 so the hirees could give resignation notices to their respective districts and be ready for the upcoming school year.
Suzanne Woodmansee was approved as an intervention specialist at Galion Intermediate. Stefanik noted she is a Galion alumna. Amy Cline was approved as High School guidance counselor. She previously worked for the Ashland County Education Service Center. Matt Stafford was approved as physical education teacher at the Middle and High schools. He is coming to the district from Monroeville.
That morning the Board also accepted the resignation of Terri Day as school treasurer, effective July 18. She will be going to Big Walnut Local Schools in Delaware County.
After the meeting, Day explained she was not actively searching for a new job; she was given the chance to apply for the treasurer position there and did so. As it turned out, she was offered a job that she couldn’t refuse.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work at Galion,” Day said. “I worked with a great group of people, the Board members are great. I’ll miss them. I hope to work for just as good of a group.”
After accepting Day’s resignation, Board President Dennis Long requested that an exit interview with Day be performed, and to make exit interviews a habit at the district from now on. He also suggested a review of the salary schedule for the treasurer position.
Lastly, the Board passed a first reading on an amended exempt employee position. The new title for the position is “Executive Assistant to the Treasurer.” Several job duties were also added to it, including: Payroll, human resources, account reconciliations, budgeting and training.
Day explained that currently the person in this position handles accounts receivable and accounts payable. Making the change will allow for more cross training in the Treasurer’s Office, which will be helpful in continuing operations as employees change.