PDT Staff Writer
The Minford Board of Education, tentatively scheduled to hire a new school superintendent at Tuesday's regular meeting, delayed acting on the issue and probably will hire the new leader sometime in early December.
The board has narrowed to three the number of candidates they will choose from. They are Barbara Dever, assistant principal at Minford High School; Mark Wilcheck, superintendent of schools in the Cardington-Lincoln Local School District; and Carl McCrory, elementary school principal in the Fairfield Local School District.
Current Superintendent Dennis Meade, who is retiring at the end of the year after 22 years at the helm, said some board members were still in the process of checking references on some of the candidates.
There was no one in the audience for the meeting.
In other matters Tuesday, the board discussed how to save energy and subsequently money in heating and cooling the school buildings.
Jim Zavesky and Bob Haun, representatives of Trane, the energy company, gave an analysis of wind and solar projects proposed to be in line with provisions of House Bill 264 and save the district money on energy costs over the long haul.
HB 264, enacted in 1985, allows school districts to make energy improvements to their current systems that allegedly would save enough money to pay for the improvements.
Zavesky said since 1985 more than 500 of Ohio's 614 school districts have done 963 energy-saving projects worth over $1 billion and generating annual savings of $101 million.