Hilliard Northwest News

Avery principal retires after 34 years


Avery Elementary School Principal Kathleen Curtis will retire May 31, concluding a 34-year career in education,14 of them with Hilliard City Schools.

School board members Feb. 25 voted to accept her retirement at their meeting at Ridgewood Elementary School.

Prior to serving as principal at Avery Elementary School, Curtis was a principal at Ridgewood Elementary School and an assistant principal at Weaver Middle School.

In other action at the Feb. 25 board meeting, Treasurer Brian Wilson reported the district has refinanced bonds totaling $87 million issued in 2005 and 2006.

Wilson estimated refinancing the bonds will save the district about $5.1 million.

Board members also approved a contract with OhioHealth to provide athletics training services for the district's three high schools for a five-year period beginning July 1.