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Published: Tuesday, 7/1/2014

Perrysburg Schools create new IT position

School board says little about proposed new school

BY MATT THOMPSON
BLADE STAFF WRITER

The Perrysburg Board of Education‘‍s didn’t talk much on Tuesday about a proposed new school, but it voted to create and fill a new position of assistant network administrator to handle the district’s information technology issues.

The board voted 4-0 to promote Dennis Foy from computer support technician to assistant network administrator. The move was in response to Wes Bartlett leaving the district to be Lake Schools’ director of technology. He had been network administrator for Perrysburg Schools, and the administration plans to fill that post.

Superintendent Tom Hosler said the district wants to avoid having all of its IT knowledge and information with one person, so now two positions will handle that. Mr. Foy will be paid $41,915 a year.

Talk by the board will shift to the possible new fifth and sixth grade building at its next meeting, July 21. It will be at the Commodore Building at 5:30 p.m. The board is expected to approve the millage amount and length to put it on the November ballot to seek voter approval.

After an unrelated executive session, the board on Tuesday had a brief discussion on waiting to purchase land for the building until the November vote.

The district wants to find a site west of U.S. 23 and south of River Road, Mr. Hosler said, which is where there is population growth in the district and where there is available land. He said the district is not in a hurry to buy the land.

The millage needed to pay for the new school is expected to generate $39 million to $40 million. The levy also would pay for air conditioning at Perrysburg Junior High School and an auxiliary gym at the high school. The new fifth and sixth grade building would accommodate 900 students.

Contact Matt Thompson at: mthompson@theblade.com, 419-356-8786, or on Twitter at @mthompson25.



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