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Pettisville School Board Okays Retire-Rehire Deal

Personnel items were at the top of the list for Pettisville School Board during the Monday night, Sept. 8, meeting.

Charles Nafziger was offered a one-year contract as high school math teacher under the retire-and-rehire provision of state law.

Nafziger retired at the end of last school year. He returns to teach math again this year.

Board members went into executive session to discuss where Nafziger should be placed on the pay scale for the rehired position. The private meeting lasted just under 30 minutes.

Following the executive session, Nafziger was offered the contract, with his pay rate based on five years of teaching experience. That’s the same arrangement offered to other rehired teachers in the past.

In addition to the regular contract, Nafziger receives an additional stipend to teach eight full periods with no free period.

The move allows the district to offer an advanced math class without hiring an additional teacher.

The board also approved advancing two teachers on the pay scale due to increased education. Jodi Crossgrove and Jodi Walker both were moved to the Masters-plus-15 credit hours level.


Two supplemental coaching contracts were also approved: Christi Miller, freshman girls basketball, and Kendra Stahl, eighth grade girls basketball.

There are three coaching positions still available for the school year. Pettisville is still seeking seventh grade and freshman boys basketball coaches and a varsity assistant softball coach.

John Horning resigned his position as weight program director. The board approved transferring the $3,500 previously spent on that position to help cover the cost of the contract with The Sports Performance Center, a division of New Heights Athletics, Wauseon.

The new program will provide a strength and training program at Pettisville for inseason and out-of-season athletes after school hours.

Steve Switzer, Pettisville superintendent, reported that electricity has been installed at the soccer fields for use in concession stands.

The electrification of the soccer field will also support a scoreboard.

Open Enrollment

Switzer said the transportation pick-up points for open enrollment students is receiving a good response, with over 30 students taking advantage of the three pick-up points offered.

All board members were present at the meeting. The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 6, 7 pm., in the school library.- D.J. Neuenschwander

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