District approves minor projects


By Glenn Battishill - [email protected]



Woodward Elementary School administrative assistants Michelle King and Kasey Haser pose for a photo Thursday in the school’s new lobby.

Woodward Elementary School administrative assistants Michelle King and Kasey Haser pose for a photo Thursday in the school’s new lobby.


Glenn Battishill | The Gazette

Woodward Elementary’s new entrance went into full use this week after renovations inside the school were completed.


Glenn Battishill | The Gazette

The Delaware City Schools Board of Education approved minor construction projects along with employee contracts during it’s meeting Monday at Willis Education Center.

Director of Facilities and Transportation Jason Sherman said the district is “still grinding away on our construction projects” and is working on “wrapping up small, but significant details,” with ongoing projects.

Sherman said Woodward Elementary’s new office entrance is complete, and the school official moved operations into the office on Monday. The new main office is located next to the bus loop and is more secure than the previous entrance. Student dropoff and pickup is unaffected by the change. New visitor spot signs will be added to the school’s north parking lot.

According to Sherman, the completed projects at Woodward have given the school “breathing room,” and he added there were two contracts on the agenda for minor work at the school. Later in the meeting, the board approved a $50,165.24 contract with Place Services, Inc. for paving work on the playground at Woodward and a $71,023.44 contract with Place to revise the storm sewer at the school.

The board also approved a $36,078 contract with Place for site work at Conger Elementary and Smith Elementary. Sherman said the contract involves replacing unsuitable soils where the school previously had to tear down homes.

Additionally, Sherman told the board that two used school buses that had “more than half their life left” were purchased for a total of $80,000 from Chagrin Falls, who restructured its bus routes and had 15 extra buses. Sherman said the buses will be held in reserve and will serve anticipated routes that will be added in coming school years.

The board also approved a number of resignations, including Kimberly Cowman, an administrative assistant at Hayes High Schoo,l and Stacie Newman, an assistant to the superintendent at Willis.

The board then approved several employments, including Jeanne Baxter, an educational assistant at Smith; Lindsay Cooney, a School-Aged-Child-Care program assistant at Smith; Trista Corbin, a technology specialist at Schultz; and Kristianna Line, a SACC assistant manager at Smith.

The next board meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 14.

Woodward Elementary School administrative assistants Michelle King and Kasey Haser pose for a photo Thursday in the school’s new lobby.
https://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2022/10/web1_DSC_0322.jpgWoodward Elementary School administrative assistants Michelle King and Kasey Haser pose for a photo Thursday in the school’s new lobby. Glenn Battishill | The Gazette

Woodward Elementary’s new entrance went into full use this week after renovations inside the school were completed.
https://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2022/10/web1_DSC_0328.jpgWoodward Elementary’s new entrance went into full use this week after renovations inside the school were completed. Glenn Battishill | The Gazette

By Glenn Battishill

[email protected]

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.