WARREN -- This time around the city school board has decided to hire a current employee to lead the school district.
School officials have confirmed that Warren City School Board of Education intends to vote on naming Michael Notar superintendent at a special meeting on Firday. Notar, principal at Warren G. Harding High School, had been offered a job at another school district and was poised to accept that position this week. However, Warren's school board decided not to release him from his contract, but instead offered him the superintendent's seat, explained Aaron Schwab, communications coordinator.
Notar, who had applied for the position during the district's last superintendent's search, is replacing Bruce Thomas, who recently resigned suddenly.
Schwab said the school board has a candidate in mind to replace Notar as principal, also a current Warren employee. However, he could not yet confirm the candidate's name today.