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New Superintendent Announced

Bowling Green Parents, Community Members, Business Leaders, Staff and Students:

The Bowling Green City School District will formally vote on the appointment of its new superintendent, Mr. Francis R. Scruci, at an upcoming board meeting Tuesday, April 14 at 4:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the district’s Performing Arts Center at Bowling Green High School. District staff and community members are invited. An informal reception will take place immediately following the meeting.

Mr. Scruci will replace Dr. Ann McVey, who is retiring after 35 years of service to the district. School board president Lee Hakel said the board is “Tremendously pleased” with its choice. Mr. Scruci recently resigned as superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson City Schools in Franklin County. 

Mrs. Hakel said, “We are pleased the long process to find our next superintendent has concluded. Dr. McVey has devoted herself to the children of our district and we’ve made many improvements during her tenure.” She continued, “The board spent many hours reviewing candidates and interviewing talented individuals. We believe Francis is a great fit for Bowling Green and are excited to work with him. We look forward to his future accomplishments as our superintendent and to the continued support of this special community.”

Dr. Ed Whipple served as the board’s liaison to the search consultant from the Ohio School Boards Association during the course of the process. “We had a strong pool of candidates with the vast majority current superintendents. However, Francis stood out. As a proven and experienced administrator his track record related to increasing student achievement, promoting staff development, passing levies, and engaging all constituents in the community, will help our schools continue improvement in all areas of our students’ lives, both in and out of the classroom. I especially am excited about his ideas for strong linkages with Bowling Green State University.”

Mr. Scruci will receive a three-year contract and is expected to begin work in the district July 1. “I couldn't be more excited to become superintendent at Bowling Green and cannot wait to begin. The staff is talented and enthusiastic, the board is diligent and focused on the right things, and the community has been incredibly welcoming. I am committed to assisting our district become the premier center of learning in the state of Ohio. My family and I look forward to many new friendships and becoming active members of Bowling Green and the surrounding region.”

Sincerely,
Lee Hakel, President
Paul Walker, Vice-President
Steve Cernkovich
Ellen Scholl
Ed Whipple

Search Process Documents

BG Schools Renewals on May 5

2 Renewal Issues on May 5... The Facts
  • Two renewals will be on the ballot on May 5
  • These levies currently provide about $3.5 million, about 11.5% of our budget
  • These levies fund day-to-day operations and sustain vital instruction and programs for students
  • Renewals = no new money
What has BG Schools done to reduce and manage cost?
  • Fiscally conservative approach = lean budget while supporting the classroom
  • Nearly $4 million in reductions without impacting instruction and programs
  • 0% salary increases and/or freezes in 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14
  • Staff contracts restructured = nearly $1 million in immediate savings while supporting long term sustainability
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