Superintendent Baits leaving Clinton-Massie

By Gary Huffenberger -



ADAMS TOWNSHIP — The Clinton-Massie school board has approved a separation agreement with district superintendent David F. Baits, Ph.D.

The board approved the agreement at Monday night’s regular board of education meeting. Baits’ last work day will be Friday, Jan. 29.

A special meeting of the school board is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 in Room 533 at the Clinton-Massie Middle School.

The meeting will be held as an executive session for private discussions by the board for the stated purpose “to consider the employment of a public employee or official.”

Baits became superintendent of Clinton-Massie Local Schools on June 1, 2014.

In November 2014, a Clinton-Massie Local Schools District tax levy failed. Voters defeated the levy 64 percent to 36 percent (1,539 people voted against the levy, 874 for the levy).

Baits previously served as superintendent of Cedar Cliff Local Schools for 20 years.

Baits did not immediately return a late afternoon Tuesday phone call.

In principals’ reports at the school board meeting, Elementary School Principal Katie Klei said the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) is coming back to the elementary school, courtesy of the PTO. The science organization will be at the school on Feb. 2 and 3 and the theme will be weather.

COSI Columbus is a hands-on science center located in central Ohio.

On. Jan. 26, the elementary building will host Ryan Sloth. Sloth has written five children’s books on bullying. He also has coached and played arena football.

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By Gary Huffenberger