Board to consider new assistant principal and bids for Woodward construction

By Glenn Battishill -

The Delaware Board of Education today will consider hiring a new assistant principal at Dempsey Middle School and consider advertising for bids for construction at Woodward Elementary.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. today at the district’s administration office at 248 N. Washington St.

Board members will consider approving Brittany Johnson to take the recently vacated assistant principal position at Dempsey Middle. School officials said Johnson has been a math teacher and school leader at Westerville City Schools.

Johnson will replace Dan Bartha, the former assistant principal who was recently promoted to principal at a recent board meeting, following Julie German’s departure from the post.

The board will also consider a number of other hires, including Seth Frentsos and Brittany King, who will start as new teachers at Hayes High School, and Christina Hite who will work as a teacher at Smith Elementary. Other hire include more than two dozen School Aged Child Care staff members; Brian Smith, a nurse substitute; and Adam Cramer, a summer school teacher.

The board will also consider a number of resignations, including Tamra Londot, a teacher at Schultz Elementary; Renee Downhower, a technology specialist at Carlisle Elementary; and Allen Travis, an assistant SACC site manager at Woodward.

The board will also consider approving advertising public bids for additions and renovations at Woodward.

School officials report that the addition will add classrooms to accommodate fifth-grade students and will remove trailers currently being used as classrooms. The improvements will also add dedicated gyms to eliminate the shared cafeteria/gym.

Woodward will also receive additional parking areas and improvements to playgrounds.

The board will also consider approving payment in lieu of providing transportation for hundreds of families whose students attend schools like Delaware Christian School or Grace Community School.

By Glenn Battishill

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.