School board to consider member’s resignation, new teacher contract

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School board to consider member’s resignation, new teacher contract

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Just weeks after voters approved a bond issue to build a new K-12 building, the Carlisle Board of Education will consider the resignation of a board member as well as a new contract for teachers at tonight’s meeting.

Board member David Clay submitted his resignation over the weekend, Superintendent Larry Hook confirmed with this news outlet.

Clay has served on the school board for the past 10 years, according to Hook, and his current four-year term would have expired on Dec. 31.

The board will appoint a new member to the board in the coming weeks and that seat will be one of three that will be open in the Nov. 7 general election.

Also on tonight’s agenda is consideration of a new three-year contract for the district’s teachers. Hook declined to comment on the details of the new agreement with the Carlisle Teachers Association prior to the board meeting.

As part of the negotiations, the board will consider the creation of a new position of athletic director/assistant principal, according to the agenda.

In a personnel matter, a public hearing on the retire/rehire request of high school teacher Mark Townsley and elementary teacher Sue Centers will also be held at tonight’s meeting.

Hook is also expected to give an update about the new K-12 building. He said he will be meeting with officials from the Ohio School Financing Commission today and will update the board on those discussions.

The Carlisle Board of Education will meet at 5:50 p.m. for the public hearing, with the regular meeting starting at 6 p.m. in the choir/lecture room at Carlisle High School, 250 Jamaica Road.

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