Tuesday, May 22, 2001

School Notes

Fairfield has new treasurer

By Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer contributor

        FAIRFIELD — J. Scott Gooding will become treasurer of Fairfield City Schools on June 4. He will earn $68,500 annually.

        Mr. Gooding has been treasurer of Fairbanks Local Schools, near Columbus, for four years. Before that he worked for the Springfield-Clark Joint Vocational School District.

        “Fairbanks is a wonderful place, a tight-knit community,” Mr. Gooding said. “But I wanted to be in a bigger district. This gives me the opportunity to grow professionally.”

        Mr. Gooding holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Otterbein College and master's from Ashland University. He replaces Stephen Maag, who left in October to become treasurer in the Beavercreek schools, near Dayton, Ohio.

Pay increases

               LOVELAND — Nonteaching employees in the Loveland schools will receive pay increases July 1 as part of a new three-year master contract between the Loveland Board of Education and the Ohio Association of Public School Employees.

        “Our goal was to be competitive with other districts and fair to our employees,” said Greg Smith, director of personnel. “We found in some situations our employees were underpaid.”

        Under the agreement, maintenance workers will receive a $2.35 per hour increase, bus mechanics will get $1.81 per hour more and bus drivers will get $1.79 per hour more.

Free concert

               FAIRFIELD — “The Wild, Wild West” is the theme of Fairfield Senior High School's annual pops concert by the symphony orchestra.

        The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (in the Performing Arts Center at the school, 8800 Holden Blvd. Conducted by Brian Schweikert, the concert will feature music from the stage and screen. Also performing with the orchestra will be choral director Dan Prior and his wife, Diane.

Worship service

               MASON — The baccalaureate worship service for Mason High School seniors will be held at 7:15 p.m. June 1 at Mason United Methodist Church, 773 Mason-Montgomery Road. The service will include music and testimony from some of Mason High School's seniors. Refreshments will be served following the service, which is open to the public.

        To submit items, call: 755-4140. Fax: 755-4150. E-mail: suek@cinci.infi.net.


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