WADSWORTH: Superintendent Dale Fortner told the Board of Education on Wednesday that Wadsworth High School Principal Jerry Parsons will retire June 30.
Parsons became principal of Wadsworth High School in 2009 after serving as principal of Wooster High School.
Before that, Parsons taught in Akron Public School for 17 years and was Kenmore’s boys basketball coach for 14 years. He was named Summit County Coach of the Year in 1985.
Fortner also announced the Wadsworth All-Sports Boosters Stadium Fund Committee donated $278,135 to help pay for improvements at Art Wright Stadium.
Improvements are to include new, larger bleachers for visiting teams’ fans, a new press box, enlargement of the playing field with an underground drainage system, a new concession stand and additional rest rooms.
Treasurer Douglas Beeman told the board the district could lose up to $475,000 in funding for next year because of the federal budget sequestration.
Beeman said the district system receives nearly $1.5 million in federal funds and there might be a 25 percent cut, or about $375,000, because of the sequester. The figure might not be known until July 1, he said.
In addition, Wadsworth schools are using Build America Bonds as part of the funding of the new school buildings that opened in September. Federal rebates to the district for those bonds will be cut, meaning the system will lose $95,000 next year, Beeman said.