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Beachwood City Schools' Wagner to Move for Superintendent Spot

Former assistant superintendent lands job in Licking County

Beachwood City Schools’ assistant superintendent has been bumped up to a superintendent spot in Central Ohio.

Philip Wagner will step into the superintendent position at Licking Heights Local School District Board of Education in Licking County next month.

The Beachwood City School Board will vote on a resolution to accept Wagner’s resignation tonight.

As previously reported, – including eliminating the assistant superintendent spot – that is expected to save the district about $50,000 annually was approved by the Beachwood City Schools Board of Education earlier this month.

Wagner's assistant superintendent salary was $125,126. The reoganization eliminated two positions and created two positions, and one position has been filled with a salary at $80,000. The other position has not yet been filled.

Superintendent Rich Markwardt said earlier this month that BCS was prepared to offer Wagner another position if he wished to stay with the district, but added that they had supported Wagner’s efforts to land a superintendent spot. Wagner worked in BCS for seven years.

A Licking Heights LSD press release notes that its School Board and Wagner have agreed on a contract “in principle” but that the final details are still being worked out.

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