Last week, the Reynoldsburg school board publicly denounced the actions of board member Ryan Brzezinski after a district investigation found that he drank alcohol at a volleyball banquet this month. Brzezinski apologized for his misstep and accepted the censure from the board. It wasn't enough for some members.
Last week, the Reynoldsburg school board publicly denounced the actions of board member Ryan Brzezinski after a district investigation found that he drank alcohol at a volleyball banquet this month.
Brzezinski apologized for his misstep and accepted the censure from the board.
It wasn’t enough for some members.
Loretta King asked the board to appoint another board member to represent the district on the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Center board.
“Due to recent events ... we need to make sure as a board that we not only have someone who is qualified, but we send someone there that is going to give us a positive message at this point,” King said at the meeting.
Brzezinski, however, wanted to keep his seat. He has served on Eastland-Fairfield’s board for four years and is currently its vice president.
“They made their wishes known that they would like me to come back and be their president next year,” he said. Also, he wanted to serve on the board next year when his daughters graduate from the school.
Ultimately, the board reached a stalemate and plans to revisit the decision another time.
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In case you were wondering about Reynoldsburg’s investigation of drinking at a school function, investigators found that several parents and Brzezinski had consumed alcohol during the set-up of a volleyball banquet held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles event hall.
Brzezinski admitted to drinking one beverage during the event: Jack Daniels on the rocks. But parents reported seeing him hand out what looked like beer bottles to other parents from the bar next to the banquet room.
According to board policy, alcohol is prohibited at school functions.
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Reynoldsburg Superintendent Steve Dackin was once in consideration for the interim superintendent job at Columbus City Schools.
As board President Andy Swope announced the news of Dackin’s retirement from Reynoldsburg last week, he talked about how the district was able to keep him as he was being courted for high-profile jobs. Dackin was also a finalist for the state superintendent post in 2011.
Columbus is still looking for a permanent superintendent.
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In today’s Columbus City Schools personnel update, Tiffany L. Chavers is moving up.
The Linden-McKinley STEM Academy principal will be taking a district-level administrative job, apparently overseeing special-education programs.
The district’s computer records show Chavers changed many students’ grades from failing to passing in the 2010-11 school year, which is the year being investigated by the state auditor and the FBI.
But in answer to a reporter’s questions about why Chavers was being moved, a district official said she wasn’t. She’s simply taking a promotion.