Klooster recognized, Dennison hired as transportation director

By Jason Musselman
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In his final meeting as Superintendent of Stark County CUSD #100, Jerry Klooster was recognized for his time and dedication to the district.

“Many positive changes and accomplishments have occurred during his tenure,” said board president Robert Groter.

“The legacy of his positive leadership will continue to influence the success and culture of Stark County CUSD #100 well into the future.”

The board presented Klooster with a plaque in gratitude for his leadership and devotion for the past 13 years.

“I’ve enjoyed working with all of you, I appreciate this very much and I know Nick [Sutton] is going to do a great job going into the future,” said Klooster after the board salute.

School board president Robert Groter, left, present retiring superintendent Jerry Klooster with a plaque commemorating his 13 years of service and devotion to the district.

In other business, the board approved a temporary loan between funds two and six to cover any negative balance in the capital projects fund, which has and will pay the improvements from the athletic Facilities Fundraiser. The money will be repaid through the pledged donation in the next 12 months.

The board also approved a final reading of several handbook changes to the student/parent handbook and the first reading of several policy changes, all of which were minor and focused on updating language.

Bids were awarded for bread, milk, trash removal and Rebel Reporter, with those going to Bimbo Bakeries, Prairie Farms, AREA Disposal Service and Stark County Communications, respectively.

Superintendent Klooster noted the board’s next meeting with be their retreat on July 18 at One Eleven Coffee from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. After lunch, the board will reconvene at the elementary school for their regular meeting at 1 p.m.

Following executive session the board voted to hire the following staff: Lonnie Dennison as transportation director (replacing retiring director Don Turnbull as of July 9), Shayna Ehlers and Valeria Hoffert as first grade teachers, Lynzi Mummert as parapro at SCES, Chris King as SCHS distance learning parapro two hours a week, Bethany Peterson as volunteer JH asst. softball coach, Tim Giesenhagen as asst. JH baseball coach, Jade Noard as 8th grade boys basketball coach, Todd Durham as high school lunch supervisor, Katelyn Rumbold as HS dance coach, Jenny Joos as JH parapro, and Madison Deruiter as volunteer HS asst. cheerleading coach.

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