Washinski resigns as Streetsboro Schools maintenance supervisor

by Mike Lesko | reporter Published:

Streetsboro -- The Streetsboro Board of Education unanimously accepted the resignation of Building and Grounds Supervisor James Washinski Dec. 13.

In a Nov. 9 letter of resignation to the Board of Education, Washinski wrote: "I'd like to thank you all for the opportunity to serve the students and community of Streetsboro. Please accept my resignation ... effective Nov. 21. During the interim, I will train and share my knowledge of the Streetsboro City Schools maintenance department."

School Board President Kevin Grimm said Washinski provided the Board of Education with a specific reason for his resignation, but Grimm declined to say what the reason was. Grimm said Washinski did not indicate he was hired elsewhere, and Grimm said the School Board was not informed that this was a retirement.

Washinski could not be reached for comment.

"He did meet with the superintendent [Dr. Tim Calfee] and offered his resignation," Grimm said.

The duties are being handled on a full-time basis by substitute Supervisor of Building and Grounds Dave Clark, officials said.

"Dave was reassigned by the superintendent from his duties as high school custodian," Grimm said. "Other temporary transfers were made to accommodate this change. Dave is presently filling in until a permanent replacement is named. Dr. Calfee is handling the permanent replacement process."

Washinski's annual salary was $48,123 from April 2010 through July 2012, according to a school document, and he was required to pay 10 percent of the premiums for all health, dental and other insurance benefits.

At the start of the current school year, his annual salary was raised to $49,055, according to a school document, and he was scheduled to earn an additional $2,372 a year as faculty manager.

School Treasurer Catherine Rouse said Clark is being paid $24.02 an hour on an as-needed basis from Nov. 26, 2012 through July 31, 2013.

Washinski joined the Streetsboro City School District in April 2010, succeeding Carl Hahn, who retired. Prior to that, Washinski was maintenance manager at the Country Club of Hudson.

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