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Pettisville Social Studies Teacher Resigns

Ellen Bostwick, fifth and sixth grade social studies teacher in the Pettisville School District, has resigned.

The board accepted her resignation at its Monday, April 8 meeting.

She taught at Pettisville for two years. Her resignation takes effect at the end of the school year.

Steve Switzer, superintendent, said Bostwick is relocating to northeastern Ohio.

Contracts were awarded to teachers and support personnel based on the number of years they have been employed at Pettisville.

Three teachers– Luann Bacon, John Poulson, and Charles Nafziger– were awarded one-year contracts under the provisions for retire and-return.

Under retire-and-return, teachers and administrators can collect regular paychecks from the district plus their pensions from the State Teachers Retirement System.

Additional one-year contracts for teaching staff were given to Nathan Kester and Barbara Stuckey.

Myra Frazer was awarded a three-year contract; Amy Murray was approved for a five-year contract; and Kendra Stahl was awarded a continuing contract.

Support staff contracts were approved for Sandra Blackwood, Shawn Liechty, Paula King and Carl Hamilton. All received two-year contracts.

The board also corrected a mistake from last year when Kathy Gruenhagen was given a one-year contract when it should have been a twoyear contract. Gruenhagen was issued a two-year contract dating to the beginning of the current school year and ending in 2020.

Kevin York was approved for a supplemental contract to serve as junior high track coach for the current track season.

Following the regular board meeting, the board held an executive session for the purpose of discussing “appointment, employment, and compensation of an employee.”

The private session lasted 25 minutes. No action followed.