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Fostoria school board awards new contract for Sprang

By BRIAN BOHNERT
FOR THE COURIER

FOSTORIA — Fostoria school board approved a new contract Monday with Superintendent Andrew Sprang.

The contract, effective Aug. 1 and continuing through July 31, 2019, will pay the superintendent a salary of $92,000 annually. Sprang was hired as the district’s superintendent Nov. 14, 2012, replacing the retiring Steve Pritts.

Sprang also has served as principal at Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School, assistant principal at the former Fostoria Middle School, and a Fostoria High School social studies teacher.

Also Monday, the board renewed its contract with Treasurer Norman Elchert, effective Aug. 1 and continuing through July 31, 2019. Elchert, who was also hired in November 2012, will earn an annual salary of $74,520.

Kelli Bauman was hired as the new principal of Longfellow Elementary School. Bauman has been an art teacher at Riley Elementary School for three years.

Bauman, the wife of Fostoria Junior/Senior High School Assistant Principal Drew Bauman, will replace Melissa Depinet, who retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year after 30 years with the district.

Bauman’s contract, continuing through July 31, 2017, will pay her a salary of $67,000 annually.

The board also hired Michele Wolf as the new assistant principal/athletic director of the Junior/Senior High School.

Wolf, who has served as both intervention specialist and junior high athletic director, will be replacing Tim Murray, who accepted a job as principal at Gibsonburg earlier this month.

Her contract will be effective Aug. 1 and will expire July 31, 2017.

Wolf will earn a yearly salary of $63,000, Elchert said.

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