March 29, 2015

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Elyria board president warned of county email use

Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson ELYRIA — Kathryn Karpus received a written warning for using her Lorain County auditor’s email account for Elyria Schools business, Auditor Craig Snodgrass said Thursday. Karpus, who serves as president of the Elyria school board, did not return a call seeking comment, but she previously said using her county account Read More…

Withdrawn candidate Stanford actively pursued Elyria superintendent job

ELYRIA — Columbus Schools Deputy Superintendent John Stanford doesn’t want the Elyria Schools superintendent job. He decided Wednesday to withdraw his name from consideration. But that was not always the case. Emails secured by The Chronicle-Telegram through a public records request tell the story of a candidate once very interested in the position. The request Read More…

Stanford withdraws; Elyria superintendent search back to square one

The Elyria school board is restarting the search for Superintendent Paul Rigda’s successor whether it wants to or not. The last candidate, John Stanford, deputy superintendent for Columbus Schools, is planning to withdraw from the search. Stanford informed Steve Horton of the Ohio School Boards Association on Wednesday that he no longer wanted to move Read More…

Elyria board president: No rush to name new superintendent

ELYRIA — If the Elyria school board thought it best last week to retrench from its superintendent search after recent weeks of controversy, the blow dealt Monday with the announcement that Huron Superintendent Dennis Muratori doesn’t want the job shows further proof the board has a ways to go in finding the district’s next leader. Read More…

Huron’s Muratori drops out of Elyria superintendent search

Muratori

Huron Superintendent Dennis Muratori has withdrawn from the Elyria superintendent search, an exit that comes on the heels of the Elyria school board announcing it would like to possibly look closer at the internal candidates who were eliminated after first-round interviews. What this also means for Deputy Superintendent of Columbus Schools John Stanford is unknown Read More…

Are Jama, Schloss back in the Elyria superintendent search?

Board President Kathryn Karpus, left, and board member Evelyn France speak at Friday’s school board meeting. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The Elyria school board, faced with criticism about how it has handled the search for a new superintendent, may have brought two local candidates back into contention. The board also may have suggested creating a community group to look at the candidates. And it also may have committed to starting all over again Read More…

Line can blur between public, private emails

ELYRIA — Local elected officials and government employees don’t have a consistent approach to how they handle emails dealing with public business. Some adhere to a strict separation of their government and private email accounts, while others use one email address for everything. Some alternate between various accounts. Whatever the case, emails dealing with government Read More…

Elyria board members explain questionnaire’s use

Board President Kathryn Karpus and board member Evelyn France speak to a group gathered at the school board meeting about their search for a new superintendent. KRISTIN BAUER/ CHRONICLE

Elyria school board members were not on the same page as to how they would fill the board vacancy created by Don Boddy’s resignation. The method used — including a questionnaire given out at random — to unanimously pick local businessman Greg Elek came under fire when Elyria residents came forward to say they also Read More…

Elyria president used county email for board member search

Kathryn Karpus

Lisa Roberson and Brad Dicken ELYRIA — Each Elyria school board member has a district email to use for communications about school matters, but on Feb. 25, school board President Kathryn Karpus used the email account assigned to her as an employee of the Lorain County Auditor’s Office. The emails involved finding a replacement for Read More…

Pool narrows for Wellington school superintendent

WELLINGTON — The Board of Education is looking outside the district — and even the county — for a new superintendent. The board met Tuesday to review, with community groups, three candidates up for consideration. They were chosen after an initial pool of 21 was whittled down to six by the Educational Service Center and Read More…