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Administrative changes, new treasurer's contract approved


The woman who has been principal at Reynoldsburg's eSTEM Academy for the past two years will oversee all four high school academies in the newly created post of lead principal.

In addition to eSTEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Marcy Raymond will be in charge of the (HS)2 Academy (health, science and human services); BELL Academy (business, education, leadership and law); and Encore Academy, which focuses on art, communication and design.

"We have been in the process of reorganizing positions for some time now," said Tricia Moore, district director of shared services and partnerships. "This will better align our STEM positions and re-assign duties between administrators."

She said the lead principal position will be funded with a portion of savings that resulted from the vacancy of two other administrative positions, assistant superintendent and director of middle level education.

Raymond will be paid a base salary of $95,000.

The new principal at eSTEM will be Scott Bennett, currently principal at another STEM school, Baldwin Junior High.

Bennett was an assistant principal at eSTEM prior to taking over the top spot as principal and director of STEM programming at Baldwin.

He will begin his duties at eSTEM Aug. 1, with a starting base salary of $84,350.

Jaclyn Angle, currently assistant principal at eSTEM, will take over as principal at Baldwin Junior High, also effective Aug. 1, at a starting annual salary before benefits of $78,000.

Jana Alig's title was changed from director of elementary education to director of school improvement and accountability.

Moore said Raymond will work with Alig to ensure alignment between the middle schools and high schools, including accelerated high school credit attainment and introduction of college and career experiences to middle school students.

In addition to approving the administrative changes, Reynoldsburg Board of Education members recently approved a new contract for district Treasurer Tammira Miller.

The contract is for the next four years, from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2017.

Miller's annual base salary will be $99,450, but with annual annuity, retirement, Medicare and other paid benefits, her annual salary totals about $130,000 per year.

Moore said Miller's annual contract is "pretty much identical to the last" except the last contract called for a 2-percent performance bonus.

"The new contract calls for a zero to 2-percent bonus for performance, which is merit-based, if the treasurer meets certain goals outlined by the school board members," Moore said.

The contract has no built-in raises on Miller's base salary, but she could get up to 2 percent of her salary in bonus payments as she meets performance goals, up to a maximum of four goals.

She will also be furnished with a cell phone, home office laptop computer, printer and a monthly connectivity allowance of $650.

Miller is entitled to up to 30 days of paid vacation per year under the contract.

The school board's next meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.