CW school officials ponder fate of modular

What do you do with a temporary building when it is no longer needed?

For the Canal Winchester school district, the options for a modular near the high school include converting the former board/administration office structure into needed class space or continue using it as office space.

Modulars previously used by the district as additional classrooms at the old Washington Street complex are now rented to a local church and the board moved its operations into the historic Washington Street building.

"At this point in time, we’re looking at how we can use that modular," reported Superintendent Kim Miller-Smith. "We’re thinking about converting the modular to student space for the high school. It could give us a little more room for classes, but we have to see first if it is sound enough for students. We could also keep it for office space."

Other CW school news

•A resident attending the Canal Winchester Board of Education’s Sept. 15 meeting questioned why the board approved employing Winchester Trail Principal Michael Bruning as the district’s security system administrator, in addition to his regular duties. The one year position pays a stipend of $2,000.

With the elimination of the director of operations position following the departure of John Gifford, Miller-Smith said there was a need for someone to oversee code assignments and check data base information against security records. Assistant Superintendent Barb Harrison said the security system administrator has a district-wide responsibility, not just a building responsibility.

"It’s asking him to do something he would not have any involvement with at any other time," said Harrison regarding justification for the stipend.

•Board members also approved: over $48 million in annual appropriations, including $31.8 million for the general fund and $6.8 million in debt service funds; financial donations from the Gender Road Christian Church and Sparkling Image Carwash’s Kiducation Fund; a contract with the Franklin County Educational Service Center; and accepted the resignation of student aide Heidi LeMaster.

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