BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — Maumee City Schools now has a permanent superintendent.
During its December 12 meeting, the Maumee City Schools Board of Education formally accepted the resignation of Steve Lee as the interim superintendent and assistant superintendent in order to appoint him as superintendent.
Lee served as interim superintendent beginning on July 29, following the departure of Todd Cramer. Before taking over the spot, Lee had been the assistant superintendent for six years with Maumee City Schools and the teacher evaluator, staff in-service coordinator and special education supervisor for one year.
Lee thanked the board and district for their support of him in the role of superintendent.
“I am beyond grateful, humbled, honored. I vow to serve this district as I have the past eight years into the future,” Lee pledged.
Board president Mike Wiley said the board was pleased to make the announcement and to continue working with Lee to move the district forward.
“The last few months have been very successful, and the transition of superintendents went extremely smoothly,” Wiley said. “The board decided it was time to make Mr. Lee’s interim assignment permanent.”
Board president Mike Wiley and Lee signed a contract stating Lee will be employed as superintendent from January 1, 2023 to July 31, 2027.
In addition to Lee, the other interim employees, Matt Dick, Scott Perrotte and Cori Wagner, will become permanent. Dick will continue to serve as assistant superintendent, Perrotte will remain as Maumee High School principal and Wagner will continue as MHS assistant principal.
During the meeting, the board also:
• Heard from Lee that the first elementary musical performance since 2018 took place. There will be more elementary performances in the winter and spring for more students to participate.
Lee also said the district is busy with performing arts programs before school lets out for winter break on Wednesday, December 21.
• Heard from treasurer Paul Brotzki regarding the semiannual personal property tax reimbursement from the state.
He said the district will continue to receive it in decreasing amounts over the next four years.
• Accepted donations from both The Glass City Corvette Club and Douglas and Patricia Brainard to the Janice Brainard Scholarship Fund and from the Wayne Trail Parent Group to cover the costs of fifth-grade camp shirts and to assist with camp costs for students in need.
• Approved the attendance of Ann Glowacki, Michele Loboschefski and Tricia Samuel at the Buckeye Association of School Administrators Women in Leadership Conference in Columbus.
• Approved the resignation of one employee and the hiring of operational staff, substitutes and coaches.