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The Suburbanite
  • Retirements, new hires reduce Jackson Local expenditures

  • Last year, Jackson Local had the retirements and resignations since the 2007 buy-outs. Nearly all of those positions have been replaced at reduced costs.

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  • Retirements are saving money.
    During its regular meeting Aug. 27, Jackson Local Schools Board of Education heard from Linda Paris, district treasurer, regarding the number of retirements. Last year, the district accepted 36 retirements or resignations. Paris said that the district replaced 33 positions at “the lower end of the salary scale.”
    “The differences in salaries have saved the district approximately $770,000,” Paris said. “This is the most retirements and resignations we’ve had since the 2007 and 2008 buyouts.”
    Paris said that the district had 30 retirements and resignations during each year of  the two buyout years. She also said that the district has eight tuition students at the high school this year compared to only four last year.
    In other business Aug. 27, the board:
    • Heard the district received a rebate check in July from the Ohio Bureau of  Worker’s Compensation in the amount of $137,400.
    •  Heard the student enrollment count for the first three days of this school year. The district had slightly more students during the first three days this year than last year. On Aug. 22, there were 5,838 versus 5,805 in 2012.
    • Superintendent Chris DiLoreto gave the board a report on House Bill 59 (the two-year state budget bill). He said the district has only had the information for a month and the administration is still working through it. He said they have 90 days to be in compliance.
    • Approved the school bus stops and collections point for 2013/2104.
    • Board members met in executive session to consider the employment of a public employee and to prepare for negotiations or bargaining sessions with public mployees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment.
    The next Jackson Local Board of Education meeting is at 6 p.m., Sept. 17 at Jackson High School.