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Lewis resigns from GCSC board

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In a somewhat surprising move, Kelly Lewis resigned from the Greencastle School Board Wednesday evening.

The Greencastle Township appointee had served on the board since July 2008, and his term was set to end on June 30. Instead, it will come nearly a month early on June 1.

"We all wish Kelly well and thank him for his service to the board," board president Bruce Stinebrickner said. The remaining three board members also expressed their appreciation for Lewis.

Although he was at Wednesday's meeting, Lewis was unavailable for comment afterward.

With Lewis' term ending, the Greencastle Township Advisory Board is set to choose a board member for the next four years before July 1. Lewis would have been eligible for additional terms, but a new face will take his place on the board in July.

The school board has 30 days to replace a board member after a resignation. Normally, interviews would be conducted to choose an interim member for the remainder of the term.

However, the timing of the effective date of this resignation, within 30 days of a new term, frees Lewis' colleagues of the requirement. The board will operate with four members in June, with a new appointee taking office in July.


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Surprising? Bahhaha!

-- Posted by kbmom on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 6:09 AM

Why didn't they announce him as the new Athletic Director at this meeting? Curious, must have thought it needed to wait a little while.

-- Posted by idiot on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 12:32 PM

Well, if he IS the new AD, at least he had the courtesy to understand there would be a conflict of interest and resign, not to mention a good grasp of the timing necessary to make his leaving the Board as easy as possible on the remaining members. Have to give the man credit for that, at least, yes?

I was raised in Greencastle and graduated from GCSC, but now live in Ohio, and thought and courtesy such as that are a rare thing here. I've seen members of School and Political Boards literally hire lawyers to keep Board positions that they clearly should not only have resigned from but probably warranted a direct firing due to circumstances outside that Board position (like the school board member who fought being removed after she was arrested for having an alcohol-laced party for her teenaged son and his athletic team buddies).

-- Posted by KittyBelle on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 3:33 PM

Nice call idiot !! How convenient !!!

-- Posted by dandygrandy on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 3:33 PM

Oh KittyBellle...you obviously have NO idea about the circumstances surrounding this situation. Let's talk about ethics.....The resignation should have come way before the interviews or appointment. Oh but wait, the resignation came after????? Anyone else see something wrong with this?

-- Posted by kbmom on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 8:07 PM

Wow, that one has really caught me off guard. Besides the ethics, how about the integrity and personal character that is probably also expected of this individual. How could you have any of these traits if you apply and interview for a job that you are an ultimate supervisor of these peoples selections and recommendations. Talk about political cronyism - possibly one of the finest examples. I hope more people will see this and recognize it for what it truely is. If he wants to apply for this job, he should have resigned from the school board last year!

-- Posted by gunner on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 10:37 PM

Being AD is a busy job.Is the commitment to be at numourous sporting events and being away from your family going to be there or is it going to fall on the asst. AD to do all the crap work while the Head AD gets all the glory? Is this person quitting the job they have now?

Are they even keeping the asst. AD? Nothing personal but not sure this was a wise choice. I've also heard about some changes that may be made and it has me scratching my head but I will wait and see if they are true before I comment on those.

-- Posted by mother of 3 on Thu, May 10, 2012, at 11:02 PM

Ethics are not the top priority in this situation and many others in the school right now- we need to watch and protect our students

-- Posted by talkymom3 on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 12:05 AM

Mr. Lewis is a good man, how many of you people quit your job before you get a new one? If you do then its foolish. He was no one's supervisor, he was on a panel of people that over saw their duties. But, you'll just sit behind your computer screens and judge a man that wants to do nothing but improve out community. Most of you would prefer to sit back and complain and won't step up and do any of the work needed to change anything.

-- Posted by exPutnamCoGirl on Sun, May 13, 2012, at 9:54 AM