Board accepts principal’s resignation

By Cecilia Fox -

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City school board accepted the resignation of Tippecanoe High School Principal Belinda Banks at their meeting on Monday.

Neither the board nor Superintendent Gretta Kumpf commented on her resignation.

Banks offered no explanation for her decision in a one-sentence letter to the board and the superintendent sent May 16. Her resignation will be effective when her contract expires at the end of July.

Banks joined the district in 2012, coming from Fairborn City Schools, where she was assistant principal from August 2005 to June 2012. Prior to that, she taught science at Fairborn High School for 17 years.

In other business, Assistant Middle School Principal and Athletic Director Katy Barker will take over as principal at Nevin Coppock. The board voted to accept her resignation from her previous roles and to approve her appointment as principal.

The board also voted to spend more than $100,000 on summer maintenance projects. These projects include the refinishing of the high school gym floor by Cincinnati Flooring at a cost of $24,900, and the repair of brick at Tippecanoe Central by Moseley Masonry & Chimney Sweep at a cost of $24,950.

The district will also have the roof on the west track building replace by Sherriff-Goslin at a cost of $5,500. Roof maintenance at Nevin Coppock, Broadway, and Tippecanoe Middle School will also be performed by Insulation Unlimited at a cost not to exceed $20,000.

Other projects include the repair and maintenance of concrete Nevin Coppock, L.T. Ball, and the board office by TC Holzen at a cost of $12,885, as well as seal-coating and repairs at the Hyatt Street campus by Thermo Asphalt Repair at a cost of $24,605.

By Cecilia Fox

Reach Cecilia Fox at or (937) 552-2205.

Reach Cecilia Fox at or (937) 552-2205.