BELLVILLE — The Clear Fork Valley School board on Thursday passed a formal resolution regarding the composition of the Knox County Career Center Board of Education. Treasurer Larry Lifer said the action was taken because board members feel Clear Fork is “not adequately represented on the KCCC board,” especially since Clear Fork is now aligned with the Knox County Educational Service Center instead of the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.
The resolution states that Clear Fork desires to have direct representation on the KCCC board and believes a majority of the school districts served by KCCC feel the same way. The resolution also asks that steps be taken, as allowed by Ohio Revised Code, to alter the composition of the board to provide for direct representation by the local school districts.
Besides taking routine financial and personnel actions, the board voted to reduce the salary of Treasurer Lifer, effective May 1. Lifer told the News on Friday that action relates to a shared service agreement with the Lucas Local School District. He said both Clear Fork and Lucas are projected to save between $35,000 and $40,000 a year as a result of the shared fiscal services. Lifer said the two districts will continue to look at other ways to share services and save money.