H-L announces new superintendent


BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon School has a new superintendent.

During a board of education meeting Thursday, it was announced that Jeff Holbrook is to assume his new responsibilities Aug. 1. He replaces Dave Alvarado who is returning to Findlay City Schools as assistant principal at the high school.

Holbrook has 19 years in education, all in Wynford Local School District. For the first nine years of his career, he was an art teacher. For the past 10 years, Holbrook has served as a principal. He has had experience at all grade levels.

Raised in Castalia, Holbrook graduated from Margaretta High School and did his college studies at Ashland University. He and his wife have two elementary school-aged daughters. He also has many relatives who live in the district.

Holbrook said his first goals are to acquaint himself with the norms of the district, the expectations and the faculty.

The board offered their thanks and best wishes to Alvarado.

Alvarado said this school year is to have eight school bus routes. With eight drivers and four substitute drivers, pick up times should be later and trips shorter. The routes and pick-up times are to be announced at the August board meeting.

The board approved the athletic handbook, athletic code of conduct and the elementary student-parent handbook.

Steve Suter was hired as part-time assistant athletic director. Classified personnel were approved for supplemental contracts.

The board is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug 8.