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Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Parkway board accepts superintendent's retirement

By Tom Stankard
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools board members at a special meeting Wednesday afternoon accepted Superintendent Greg Puthoff's retirement.
Puthoff has served as the district's superintendent for the past eight years. His retirement is effective July 31, board member Ryan Thompson said today.
Puthoff told the paper he had set a personal goal to hand his son Joshua a diploma at the graduation ceremony, just as he did for his other two sons, and then retire.
"I have a picture of two of my sons receiving their diploma from me, and I want that third and final picture with Joshua," he said.
Puthoff previously had served as high school principal for four years. In 2015, he applied unsuccessfully for three open superintendent positions at Mercer County Educational Service Center, Fort Recovery Local Schools and Coldwater Exempted Village Schools District.
Board members are developing a plan to replace Puthoff, board member Melissa Burtch said this morning. Puthoff estimated this process will take about 3-4 months.
Puthoff thanked staff members and teachers for their service.
"We have a great staff at Parkway with the goal to best serve our students," he said. "I hope that continues to be the goal in the future at Parkway."
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