Board member resigns, new levy proposal at Edison Board meeting

HAMMONDSVILLE – Edison Local School District board members learned one of their own is resigning while also voting to place a new operating levy on the Nov. 5 ballot during Tuesday’s meeting.

Board member Larry Crow announced his resignation during the meeting, Bill Beattie, superintendent said.

Crow announced his intentions during the meeting.

“We’re currently moving ahead to get that position filled,” Beattie said.

Beattie said Crow had served more than five years on the board, and he thanked Crow for his service. “He just believed it was time to step aside and spend more time with his family,” said Beattie.

In other matters:

– The board voted to place a five-year, 5.9-mill operating levy proposal on the Nov. 5 ballot. Beattie said it’s a different levy proposal than the one previously rejected by voters four times.

“(District voters indicated) the last levy was too much,” Beattie said, adding the previous proposal was a higher millage and continuous.

Voters would have a chance to vote on the levy proposal every five years, he said.

– The board hired Tammy Burchfield as assistant principal at Edison High School with a two-year contract. Burchfield previously had been in an administrative position two years ago and was working within the district as a math teacher for the past two years.

– The board accepted the resignation and retirement of teacher Susan Frampton, who had been with the district for 35 years. Board members wished her well and thanked her for her service.

– Spencer Bendle also resigned as assistant football coach but will remain with the district as a teacher and head softball coach, said Beattie.