Clearfield School Board Hires Assistance for Superintendent Search

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Area School District will soon begin searching for a new superintendent to replace Terry Struble.

On Monday night, the school board approved hiring Dr. Tom Frantz and Rodney Green to assist the district in its search.

Their hiring was approved based upon their proposal dated March 8 not to exceed $9,500 and with expenses not to exceed $1,500.

In January, the board voted not to renew Struble’s contract when it expires at the end of June.

According to a previously-published GANT News report, on Jan. 22, a motion was presented and seconded to “open the position of superintendent of schools and to consider other candidates for the position, effective no sooner than July 1, 2018.”

Board members Susan Mikesell, Randy Pataky, Phil Carr, Greg Clarke and Shawna Rothrock all voted in favor. Board members Tim Morgan, Gail Ralston and Dr. Michael Spencer cast the opposing votes. Board member Larry Putt was absent from that meeting.

After the January meeting, Struble made the following statement to members of the press: “I have really enjoyed and appreciated my time here in Clearfield.

“I think we have achieved a lot of really great things in five years. We consolidated schools, realigned schools and went through all of those processes.

“We’ve been making some good growth with our students. In the end, that’s what it’s all about. I am happy with where we are going.”

Struble is currently under a five-year contract, which will expire June 30, 2018. He was hired by the district in 2013 and came from the Mount Pleasant Area School District.

“I, obviously, would have wished for something different,” Struble added. “But you know, that’s life living by a contract. They come and they go.”

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