Now that budget has passed, Norwood-Norfolk to hire social studies teacher to meet growing class sizes
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:46 am

NORWOOD -- Norwood-Norfolk Central will look to hire a half-time social studies teacher now that the 2018-19 school budget has passed.

The $23,595,133 budget was passed 177 to 43 on Tuesday night. The budget will raise $145,622 in taxes. The district will hit their 2.28 percent tax cap limit.

The social studies teacher will be hired for the high school.

“The full (high school) position was eliminated after the recession,” NNCS Superintendent Jamie Cruikshank said.

Cruikshank said class sizes have been gradually increasing in recent years and the addition is needed.

Voters also decided on Board of Education members during the May 15 vote.

Incumbents Stephen Markum and James Dillon led voting with 173 and 130 votes each, respectively. Matthew Fiacco edged out Malcolm “Mickey” Fiacco 125-114 for the final three-year seat. Board member George Fulk did not seek re-election.

Each seat is a three-year term.

Voters also approved purchasing new buses by a vote of 185-38.