Two re-employed in Indian Creek district

WINTERSVILLE – The re-employment of Steve Cowser and Cecilia Fritz was the topic of discussion Thursday night, as the Indian Creek Local Board of Education met in special session at Bantam Ridge Elementary School.

The issue was tabled last week during the board’s monthly meeting, waiting until all members were present to discuss the issue, Superintendent John Rocchi noted.

After meeting in executive session for nearly 90 minutes, the board came to a decision.

“Due to a lack of motion for Mrs. Fritz and due to a lack of a majority vote for Mr. Cowser, both will be re-employed with the district for two more years,” Rocchi stated.

Dr. John Figel and Dan Bove were in favor of Cowser’s re-employment, while Bob Smith abstained from voting. Kim Mark and Dr. Ted Starkey voted against his re-employment.

No motion was made on the resolution regarding Fritz.

Both Cowser and Fritz have served the district for more than 30 years.