Board approves staffing changes


By Glenn Battishill - [email protected]



The Delaware City Schools Board of Education met Monday and approved staffing changes and minor construction.

During the meeting, the board approved several retirements, including Deborah Bogard, a teaching and learning coach at Willis Education Center; Melanie Danhof, a math teacher at Hayes High School; Dawn Riedlinger, an intervention specialist at Woodward Elementary School; and Bruce Merriman, an educational assistant at Dempsey Middle School.

The board also accepted the resignations of Jason Barnett, an educational assistant at Hayes; Rachael Bourget, an educational assistant at Dempsey; Daun Church, a head cook at Hayes; Trista Corbin, a technology specialist at Schultz Elementary School; Maxwell Drerup, an educational assistant at Hayes; Elizabeth Palmer-Rose, a School-Aged-Child-Care (SACC) program assistant; and Keith Swick, a custodian at Dempsey.

The board then approved several employments, including Charles Bleakmore, an intervention specialist at Woodward; Erika Pelletier, an intervention specialist at Carlisle and Smith elementaries; Emma Steward, a teacher on special assignment at Conger Elementary School; Jeffery Krouse, a custodial and maintenance supervisor at Willis; Chase Butler, a custodian at Dempsey; Toni Cochenour, an educational assistant at Hayes; Kandace Gay, a payroll assistant at Willis; Tonya Grove, a payroll supervisor; and Ashlie Rodela, an EMIS coordinator at Willis.

The board also approved a large number of supplemental contracts for positions such as club advisors and sports coaches.

Additionally, the board approved a $58,650 change order for the construction at Woodward Elementary for additional plumbing infrastructure.

The board will meet next at 6 p.m. Dec. 14.

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By Glenn Battishill

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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.