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The Waterloo and Field local school districts may have each hired a superintendent, but that doesn't mean there won't be shared services between the two neighboring districts.
The Waterloo Board of Education approved a shared services agreement, allowing Treasurer Todd Carpenter to also work for Field. The Field Board of Education recently accepted the resignation of Treasurer James Vokac, whose contract expires on Sunday.
At Field's meeting on Monday and Waterloo's July 11 meeting, both are expected to approve contracts with Carpenter, which will spell out how his salary is to be split between the two districts for the next five years.
Waterloo board president Brian Pusateri said the district anticipates saving nearly $200,000 over the next five years, and he expected Field to realize a similar savings.
Carpenter's contract begins July 1. Pusateri said Carpenter will divide his time between the two districts, and will have access to each district's computer system, regardless of where he is at the time.
"Todd has done a phenomenal job for us, and I'm sure he'll help both school districts operate in a more cost-effective manner," Pusateri said.
Board member Kenneth Fletcher noted that shared services are being encouraged at the state level.
"We do want to show them that we're responsible with the taxpayer's dollars," he said.
In other business, the board:
Extended a three-year contract to new Superintendent Matthew Montgomery. Montgomery, the former principal at Waterloo Middle School and High School, replaces Andrew Hill, who is leaving to take a job in Wadsworth.
Montgomery will earn $92,000 a year, the same salary as Hill. He will be interim superintendent in July at a per-diem rate and begins his contract July 1.
Hired Michael Coury as new principal of the high and middle schools. Coury, a resident of Mogadore, was assistant principal at Cloverleaf Middle School in Medina County. He spent six years as a teacher with the Green School District before that.
Lori Sandel was hired as the first assistant principal of the middle school and high school. Both new principals were given two-year contracts.
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