By Rick Palsgrove
The Groveport Madison Board of Education hopes to name a new superintendent for the district soon.
“We are looking to expedite the selection process to have a new superintendent start before the school year begins,” said Groveport Madison Board of Education President Chris Snyder.
The new superintendent will replace current Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent Garilee Ogden who is leaving the district to become superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools on July 1. Her last day at Groveport Madison is expected to be June 30. Ogden has served as Groveport Madison superintendent since 2018.
“We plan on our new superintendent starting on Aug. 1,” said Snyder.
When asked what qualities and experience the board is looking for in the new superintendent, Snyder said, “We would like to select someone with district knowledge and experience. We would like to have a superintendent who can cultivate strong relationships with our community leaders, and is able to work well with staff, parents, and community members. We would also like someone who is able to continue our academic growth and who also has the ability to deal with the operations of the district.”
Snyder said Groveport Madison Deputy Superintendent Jamie Grube has agreed to serve as the district’s the superintendent until July 30.
Other Groveport Madison news
•At its June 8 meeting, the board approved a job description for the position of construction specialist for the district.
According to the job description, the salary range for the construction specialist would be $49,791 to $68,779 for a 260 day contract. Some of the duties of the position include: representing the district in the design process and construction of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities; reviewing budgets, blueprints, and schedules; coordinate the design and construction crew; interpret legal descriptions, engineering plans, and construction specifications; inspect construction projects; ensure construction activities conform to architect specifications; conduct daily site observations; and recommend in-field changes to construction.
•The Groveport Madison Board of Education meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the District Service Center, 4400 Marketing Place, Suite B, Groveport. The board may also schedule special meetings, as needed.