ORWELL- Grand Valley Board of Education held a special meeting June 7 taking action on one personnel item on the agenda. During one of their shortest session this year, the board accepted the resignation of teacher Richard Palumbo effctive the end of June, the current school year.
Palumbo has been the full-time high school special education teacher, said Superintendent Bill Nye. Several month ago in a number of cuts and revamping teacher positiins, Nye said he restructured the special education positions from and half teachers in the high school and three and half for the middle school classes. The realignment has one full time high school special education position and one teacher, who will teach both high school and middled school special education classes.
Palumbo was to be reassigned to the elementary school special education class, which Mye said he declined, then resigned effective immediately.
Nye said the board office will be looking to fill several teaching positions before the end of Augus when classes resume for the new school year.
Meanwhile, the board after its short meeting went behind closed doors to discuss a proposal to share superintendents with Pymatuning Valley School District. PV's current school executive, Alex Geordan has resigned as of Aug. 1 to take a similar position in the Canfield Local School District.
PV school board had begun a search for Geordan's successor, however County Schools Superintendent John Rubesich. Nye said he was willing to undertaken the dual role if each school board approved the deal.
Grand Valley School Board will meet again for a regular session on Monday, June 25 to go over final financial figures as the current school year ends, Nye said. It is one item along with hiring needed teaching staff to be on the night's agenda. The meeting is open to the public at 6 p.m. in the high school study hall on the second floor.