Tri-Village News

Chaffin named Grandview High School principal

The Grandview Heights school board Monday, July 8, approved Superintendent Ed O'Reilly's recommendation to hire Ken Chaffin as Grandview Heights High School principal.

Chaffin currently serves as assistant principal at McCord Middle School in Worthington. He previously served as assistant principal at Piqua High School.

Chaffin will replace Dawn Sayre, who will leave to become principal at Heritage Middle School in Hilliard, the district where she has spent most of her career.

The Hilliard school board is expected to vote Tuesday night, July 9, to hire Sayre, and Chaffin's stint with Grandview will start the next day in the form of up to 10 transition days during July, O'Reilly said. The effective date of his employment under the contract is Aug. 1.

The Grandview board approved a two-year contract with Chaffin that will pay him an annual salary of $99,500.

The board also will pay Chaffin for the transition days at a per diem rate of $382.69.

He will be provided group health and medical insurance benefits provided to other administrators in the district, but may waive the coverage for the duration of his contract and receive a stipend of $4,000 per contract year.

— Alan Froman