Bellefontaine City School Discusses Deficit & Resource Officer


The Bellefontaine Board of Education completed their annual evaluations of Superintendent Brad Hall and Treasurer Josh Wasson during the monthly meeting Monday night.

Board President Colin Yoder issued statements on both evaluations.

“The board has given Mr. Hall a positive review for his performance during the ’22-’23 school year.”

“The board believes Mr. Wasson did a good job managing district finances, however, the board would like Mr. Wasson to improve communication with district teachers, staff, administrators, and the board.”

Wasson announced that the district ended the fiscal year with a $850,000 2022/2023 deficit. Superintendent Hall commented on how the district plans to combat such financial negativity:

Wasson explained how despite the school deficit they are able to make many building improvements:

Superintendent Hall explains how the district came to be in such a deficit and what they plan to do moving forward:

Six local residents addressed the board during public participation. Three adults and three students spoke in support of recently retired Bellefontaine Middle School SRO (School Resource Officer) Allen Huffman. They gave examples of how Huffman’s service has impacted students and staff. Huffman had been the SRO for the last seven years and retired on May 31st. The City of Bellefontaine is considering legislation on this type of retire/rehire.

Superintendent Hall gave official comments about the SRO position:

The Board of Education also made the following personnel changes:


  • Mark Brunswick – High School Social Studies (Brunswick taught at BCS for 29 years. He was also a longtime baseball and basketball coach.)
  • Tracy Gregg – Intervention Specialist
  • Zachary Johnson – Educational Aide
  • Bill Tipple resigned from his original three-year contract as the BCS communications coordinator. (Tipple was then hired to teach TV Production at BHS. He will also continue as the district communications coordinator.)


  • Michaela Baker – Kindergarten Teacher
  • Dawn Spangler – Elementary Guidance Counselor
  • Alyssa Brown – Educational Aide
  • Pam Patton – Secretary II (retire/rehire)
  • Brittany Case – Substitute Custodian

Supplemental contracts:

  • Jenna Smith – Football and Basketball Assistant Cheer Coach

Finally, the board approved the following:

  • Student fees for the ’23-’24 school year ($80 per student, which includes laptop bag, Google license, and device. Any student fees above $80 will be paid from the general fund. Upon successful completion, those students graduating in ’22-’25 may be able to purchase their laptops. Those graduating in ’26 and beyond may be eligible to receive their laptops at no cost.)
  • The food service agreement between BCS and Madison-Champaign County ESC
  • The Secretary/LPN wage resolution
  • The adjusted supervisor salary schedule
  • The Athletic Spectator Code of Conduct policy

The next board meeting will be on August 14th at 6:30 PM in the Distance Learning Center.