Rochester Schools to pay Clarke severance

The severance package for outgoing Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Fred Clarke could cost the district up to $180,934 if he doesn’t find another job soon. On Monday, the board of education formally accepted Clarke’s resignation and appointed Tresa Zumsteg, Ph. D. as Interim Superintendent. Under Clarke’s severance agreement, he will be paid for 35 vacation days and will receive severance pay equivalent to the amount of salary he would have been paid if he had remained employed … [Read more...]

School board waiting on Clarke

One month after Rochester School Superintendent Fred Clarke announced that he was looking for another job, it’s still not clear exactly when he will leave, or when an interim superintendent will be named. “We’re sort of in a holding pattern as we negotiate with Fred,” school board President Jennifer Berwick said this week. “He does have a contract so we’re working with him to find the right time for us.” Clarke has applied for at least two other superintendent positions, tiny Grant Public … [Read more...]

Rochester PTA Council Hosts Founder’s Day and Raffle Preview

On March 1, 2012, PTA Council will host its annual Founder’s Day Celebration which honors three extraordinary volunteers from each school in the Rochester Community Schools district. Five additional honorees will receive special awards for their accomplishments that have made a difference at the district level. The evening will include musical entertainment by district students. Slated to perform are the Meadow Brook Elementary Drum Corps, Reuther Middle School will sing the National Anthem, … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Fred Clarke will host a Community Coffee

Rochester Community Schools Superintendent Fred Clarke will host a Community Coffee on Wednesday, January 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in the Graham Room at the Rochester Community Schools Administration Center located at 501 W. University. Mr. Clarke will be on hand to welcome parents, community members, students and employees who wish to stop by to ask questions, share concerns or comment on the school district in a casual, open-house setting. … [Read more...]