School Board Taps New Director To Head Up Two Departments
Avon schools superintendent will run the district’s recreation and human resources departments.
The school board has found a new recreation director — one that also will run the school district's human resources department.
The board voted Monday to hire Jim Reitenbach, who has been the Avon schools superintendent since 1999. Reitenbach resigned from Avon schools in December.
Reitenbach will lead the district’s shaken-up recreation department, as well as its human resources department.
The recreation director's post opened after the board did not renew long-time Director Erin Fach's contract's earlier this year. The human resources job is open because Director Deb Cahoon is retiring this year.
Reitenbach will begin his new post on Aug. 1 at a salary of $113,000.
Reitenbach has been superintendent in Avon since 1999. He retired in 2009, and was immediately rehired at a lower salary while continuing to draw his pension.
In addition to his experience as an administrator, Reitenbach also has some recreation department experience, according to his résumé, including 18 years as a basketball coach; athletic coordinator for the Elyria City Schools; and athletic director at Tiffin University.
Reitenbach said he’s looking forward to the post.
“I think this is a tremendous opportunity,” he said.