Dublin Villager

Five schools to get roof work during the summer

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Roof work will go on at schools throughout the Dublin City School District this summer.

Three contracts were approved last week by Dublin Board of Education members for work on roofs at five schools during the summer.

Board members approved a $679,000 contract with Phinney Industrial Roofing for partial roof replacements at Bailey and Pinney elementary schools.

Partial roof replacement will be done at Dublin Scioto High School this summer and at Dublin Jerome High School by BK Contracting. A $410,000 contact was approved for the work.

Alumni Roofing Co. was awarded a $660,500 contact for partial roof replacement at Karrer Middle School.

Business Affairs Director Annette Morud said the district has worked with each of the companies before and work was up to standards.

Board members April 14 also approved a contact to purchase six 72-passenger buses for $478,380 from Rush Truck Centers of Ohio.

The purchase will be funded with funds from the 2008 bond issue.

Other matters

In other school district news, board members approved the retirement of Deputy Superintendent Michael Trego, effective July 31.

Trego has been with Dublin City Schools since 1989.

"This is a horrible loss for Dublin City Schools," Human Resources Director Richard Bailey told board members.

With Trego retiring this summer, the district plans to phase out the deputy superintendent position for the new chief academic officer job.

Board members approved the administrative job position last week.

"It should be a very desirable position," Superintendent Todd Hoadley said. "It should bring high-quality candidates."

Other movements within administration include Grizzell Middle School Principal Dustin Miller becoming director of secondary education.

Tracey Miller, who currently holds the position, is a finalist for the Grandview Heights City Schools superintendent's position.

Board members last week also gave out many honors.

Golden Shamrock Awards were given to Coffman High School Athletic Director Tony Pusateri and Chapman Elementary School Teacher Danielle Simon.

Pusateri was called a humble, encouraging man and always willing to listen to students.

"He is the best athletic director I have ever worked with," said Mike Ulring, Dublin Coffman High School.

Chapman Principal Scott Zeoli said Simon, a reading recovery teacher, is compassionate and helps students gain self confidence.

"She teaches with such tenacity students have no choice, but to succeed," he said.

Four teachers were also recognized for earning Master Teacher status.

Angela Gould, Glacier Ridge Elementary School; Krista Holland, Dublin Sells Middle School; Katie Smith, Thomas Elementary School; and Kerri Ward, Scioto High School, all completed the work to be named Master Teachers.

"The list nears 100 at this point," Bailey said of master teachers in the district.

To gain the title, teachers must put at least 30 hours into leadership, educational growth and excellence in and out of the classroom.

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