Euclid, OH – The Euclid City School District Board of Education tonight voted to remove their levy renewal request from the upcoming May ballot, opting instead to ask voters to renew this November. Moving the issue will not affect future levy collections. The Board will place the exact same issue on the November ballot with no additional money added.
The Board removed the renewal request because district leadership is going to change. The Board of Education was recently notified by Superintendent Dr. Charlie Smialek that he verbally accepted a position with another school district and that he intends to leave Euclid Schools at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. In light of this information and impending change, the Board of Education wants their focus on finding new leadership. The Board is committed to finding another excellent leader for the district quickly and hopes to have that person identified by early April.
There will be a thorough search process that includes opportunities for parents, staff, and residents to provide input about their expectations for the next superintendent. Community members will have the opportunity to take part in a Focus Group at the Euclid Public Library on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the Shore Room. For those unable to attend, a survey will be available at euclidschools.org.
Board President Donna Sudar said, “while we were not expecting this news, we are moving forward and dedicating our time and effort to finding the right leader for Euclid Schools. We know that Dr. Smialek loves our district and that we all will work towards a seamless transition. We wish Dr. Smialek well in his next position.”
The Board of Education will oversee the search and will ensure that the district acts quickly to advertise and seek candidates for the position. Information about the search process will be on the district’s website.
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