School board approves retire and rehire of school psychologist

Hudson BOE retains Jean Graham for process to save $32,000

by Tim Troglen | reporter Published:

Hudson -- The Hudson Board of Education voted 5-0 June 9 to approve the retire and rehire of an elementary school psychologist and will save $33,000 next school year as a result.

Superintendent Phil Herman recommended Jean Graham, a school psychologist at Ellsworth Hill and McDowell elementary schools, for the rehire/retire process.

"Jean has a wealth of experience and is viewed as a leader in the field," Herman said.

Graham's retirement was effective June 30. Her one year contract will run from Aug. 18, 2014, to June 4, 2015.

Graham, who has been with the district since 2001, was earning $88,027 a year prior to retiring. Her new one-year salary will be $59, 299.

The district will save $33,000, according to Herman.

Last year the Board approved seven staff members for retire/rehire, Herman added.

The 2013 retire/rehire program saved the district $322,000, according to Herman. Two of the seven have fully retired, Herman said.

Prior to being hired at Hudson, Graham, of Kent, worked for the Dublin City Schools.

"I think this is a win for the community and a win for the schools," Board President Dave Zuro said.

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