Delaware board to consider renaming stadium


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



The Delaware school board will consider renaming Gauthier Stadium tonight and name it after teacher and football coach Gerald Cornell. A plaque would also be donated to honor George Gauthier, a former Ohio Wesleyan University football coach and Delaware school board member.

The Delaware school board will consider renaming Gauthier Stadium tonight and name it after teacher and football coach Gerald Cornell. A plaque would also be donated to honor George Gauthier, a former Ohio Wesleyan University football coach and Delaware school board member.


Morgyn Cooper | The Gazette

The Delaware Board of Education tonight will consider renaming the Hayes High football stadium to honor a former teacher and football coach.

Today’s board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and be held at the district’s new board room, located on the second floor of Willis Intermediate School at 74 W. William St.

During the meeting, the board will consider renaming Gauthier Stadium to Cornell Stadium.

School officials explained that while renovations have been going on at the stadium, an alumni group approached the board and asked them to consider naming the stadium for former Delaware City Schools teacher and coach Gerald Cornell.

The stadium is currently named after George Gauthier, a former board member and an athletic director and football coach at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1921 to 1955.

School officials said the alumni group has raised funds to cover the cost of changing signage and will be purchasing a memorial plaque to recognize Gauthier — if the board approves their request.

The board will also consider the resignations of Amanda Hegemier and Angela Stone, school aged child care (SACC) staff at the district. The board will also consider the resignation of Nicole Thomas, an administrative assistant at Hayes High School.

The board will also consider approving the retirement of Steven Vaughn, a bus driver.

The board will also consider a number of hires, including Susan Nimon and Melissa Angelo, who would work as teachers at Smith Elementary School.

The board may approve supplemental contracts for the 2016-17 school year. These 45 supplemental contracts include department heads, house deans, club advisers and coaches.

The board will also consider approving the May 8-12 Washington, D.C., trip for students.

The Delaware school board will consider renaming Gauthier Stadium tonight and name it after teacher and football coach Gerald Cornell. A plaque would also be donated to honor George Gauthier, a former Ohio Wesleyan University football coach and Delaware school board member.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2016/08/web1_stadium.jpgThe Delaware school board will consider renaming Gauthier Stadium tonight and name it after teacher and football coach Gerald Cornell. A plaque would also be donated to honor George Gauthier, a former Ohio Wesleyan University football coach and Delaware school board member. Morgyn Cooper | The Gazette

By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

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.