Board appoints assistant superintendent

TIPP CITY — At their meeting Monday night, the Tipp City board of education announced that Galen Gingerich will be the district’s new assistant superintendent.

“I’m excited. Moving to the board office is going to be really different for me,” Gingerich said.”I’m looking to fill big shoes with Dr. Kumpf moving up and I’m hoping I can support her along the way.”

Gingerich resigned from his position as principal of Broadway Elementary School to accept the new role. Gingerich said that while he’s leaving behind a very special place at Broadway, the school will be in good hands.

The board and new superintendent Dr. Gretta Kumpf congratulated Gingerich on the new position. According to Kumpf, there are several issues in the district right now that will require time and attention as she and the new assistant superintendent settle into their roles, including negotiations and facilities.

“Galen will be well-supported,” Kumpf said. “We’ll get the job done.”

The district is reconvening the facilities committee and their next meeting will be held July 16 at 6:30 in room 109 at the high school.

Though the district decided against pursuing funding this summer, there is a possibility that it could be considered again in October.

The board also approved several advances and transfers, including a $30,000 transfer from the general funds to nutrition services. This is to cover the deficit balance, treasurer Regina Helmick said. The district’s cafeteria lost slightly more than that last year, Helmick said.

The board also approved three new hires including Lauren Kiwacka, fourth grade; Abigail Smith, middle school science and technology; and Jennifer Nickol, middle school science and technology.