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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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