Temporary treasurer contract approved

TIPP CITY — At the meeting Monday night, the Tipp City board of education accepted the resignation of the district’s treasurer and approved a shared services agreement with Huber Heights City Schools.

Treasurer Regina Helmick’s resignation will become effective June 30. Helmick has accepted the treasurer’s position with the Huber Heights school district.

The board also approved a contract for Helmick on a limited basis from July 1 to Aug. 31 while the district interviews applicants for the position. This required the board to enter into a shared services contract with Huber Heights.

The board thanked Helmick for her work in the district.

The board also touched on facilities planning and mentioned the possibility of receiving funding in October.

The district plans to reconvene the facilities planning commission and set a meeting for July 16. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 109 at Tippecanoe High School.

This meeting was the last for superintendent Dr. John Kronour.

Kronour retired as superintendent of the Tipp City Exempted Village Schools at the end of the school year after the board declined his request to retire and then be rehired. He has accepted the superintendent position in the Northeastern Local School District.

The board thanked Kronour for his eight years of service to the district.

“I want to thank the board for the opportunity to be here,” Kronour said. “Hopefully I’ve helped the district along and it is now going into good hands with Dr. Kumpf.”

In other business, the board approved several new hires including: first grade teacher Madison Freeman, kindergarten through third grade music teacher Emily Gatlin, middle schoolintervention specialist Bryan Gronski, high school guidance counselor Veronica Hlavac, language arts teacher Melanie Kleather, sixth grade English teacher Christina Longo, third grade teacher April Taylor, middle school media specialist Wendy Torrence, and third grade teacher Amber Wampler.

The board also approved the tax budget for the Tipp City Public Library and accepted a total of $5,196 in grants from the Tipp Foundation.