Dan Michel replaces Terry Peterson, who is retiring after this school year.

Jackson Local Board of Education

TUESDAY MEETING

KEY ACTION: Hired Dan Michel as the new athletic director effective Aug. 1.

DISCUSSION: Michel replaces retiring athletic director Terry Peterson who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Michel has worked for the district for 30 years starting in 1989. He has worked as the head wrestling coach, assistant coach football and a social studies teacher. The past eight years, he has been the athletic director and property manager at Jackson Memorial Middle School.

He and his wife Heidi live in Jackson Township. They have three sons who all graduated from Jackson High School. Nate is the oldest son and Patrick is the youngest. The middle son Zach works as a teacher and coach at the district.

“I’m excited for the opportunity,” Michel said. “It’s a great school system and I hope to carry on the traditions that Terry has put forth.”

The board and Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto congratulated Michel and said they are excited for him to take the position.

Michel’s salary was not known at the time of the meeting.

OTHER ACTIONS:

· Approved hiring Michelle Krieg as the new principal at Amherst Elementary. She will be replacing longtime principal Bill Hayden who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Her salary was not known at the time of the meeting.

· Set the board’s annual retreat for 7:30 – 11 a.m., July 23 with the regular board meeting immediately following

· Approved continuing the district’s membership with Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for the 2019-2020 school year

· Approved the Support of Military Children and Families resolution to continue the district’s commitment to staying connected academically, socially and emotionally to the children and families of military who are deployed. High school principal Jeff Kracker said the district is working on becoming a Purple Star school which is awarded by the Ohio Department of Education to schools that are military-friendly and have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to the nation’s military

· Approved five field trips including: A seventh grade trip to Washington D.C. on May 16-18; speech and debate team going to compete in the nationals at Dallas, Texas on June 15-22; the girls’ volleyball team going to Myrtle Beach, S.C.,on June 21-28; girls’ basketball team going to the University of Notre Dame on June 28- July 1 and the cross country team going to Camp Shaggy on Aug. 3- 11. All of the sports trips are supported by the associated booster club.

UP NEXT: Meets 5 p.m. on May 21 at Jackson High School

PATRICIA FAULHABER