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Beachwood City Schools Superintendent to Retire in 2015

Board of Education to vote on contract modification that would allow Rich Markwardt to continue working for two years after June 30 retirement.

Beachwood Superintendent Rich Markwardt will officially retire this year, but may work for the district for two more years after that.

The board voted last night to add a clause to Markwardt's contract that would allow him to be re-employed by the school district after his June 30 retirement.

Markwardt has been with the district since the 2004-2005 school year. Before that, he worked as superintendent of Berkshire Local Schools in Ohio and in administrator positions at the Ravenna City School District and the Osnaburg Local School District.

The board also approved the re-employment of district treasurer Michele Mills for five years beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.

Click the PDF to the right to see the full agenda for the meeting.

a worker February 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM
If you need a new superintendent anytime soon might I recommend taking the 1 we have here in Utica community schools located in Sterling Heights Michigan. She only charges 300,000 dollars per year. Not a bad deal for a self contained Wrecking Crew. I have never seen morale lower than it is under her leadership. if you ever hear the name Christine Johns my recommend.....RUNNING!!!!
MG February 26, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Just great. Markwardt is one of the last remaining administrators in the school system that is worth his salt. Now with him leaving, I can only imagine what will happen to this already declining district.
Jo-Ellen Balogh February 27, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but once Dr. Markwardt retires he begins to collect his retirement pay, correct? If he stays on for two more years, will it be in the same capacity? Will he be collecting the same financial package? What other point would there be in retiring and staying on? Can anyone explain this to me?

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