Administrative contracts and retirements headlined the recent meeting for the Four County Career Center board of education. Three-year contracts were approved for the following administrators: Doug Beck-Director of Adult Workforce Education, Lisa Hite-Academic and Career Tech Supervisor, Richard Hupe - Career Tech Supervisor, and Tami Kunesh- EMIS supervisor.
The Four County board accepted the retirement resignations from several staff members. Director of student services and special education- Susan Restivo is retiring after 35 years in education. Bonnie Slough is retiring as career-tech secretary after 35 years. Slough has been with Four County schools since her senior year at the campus, and was a member of the first graduating class.
Jan Christenson retires after 23 years as Grads instructor. Beverly Emch is retiring after 6 years as teaching professions instructor.
And Larry Summers is retiring from Four County School after 15 years as custodian.
The Four County Career Center board approved bids for various phases of the front-entrance construction project, including Fetters Construction of Auburn, Indiana as general contractor, in a contract for 2-million dollars. The fire suppression contract went to Shambaugh and Sons of Ft. Wayne at just under $168,000. And the contract for plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning was awarded to Fitzenriders of Defiance for 1.1 million dollars.
The Four County board went into executive session to discuss personnel and negotiations; but no action was taken.