Bemus to stay at GCS


GREENVILLE — Laura Bemus, assistant superintendent at Greenville City Schools, has announced she will stay with the school district.

Her intention to move on to another position with the Miami County Educational Service Center had been announced at the Greenville Board of Education meeting in July, and the board accepted her resignation.

However, after subsequent discussions with Greenville Superintendent Doug Fries and consultation with the board, Bemus decided to stay on, citing her involvement in a number of ongoing projects.

“They asked me to reconsider,” she said. “We’re in the middle of some big projects, with the new K-8 school and our One-to-One Technology initiative. I do want to see those things through to completion.”

Bemus, now beginning her fifth year in the position, had expressed ambivalent feelings about her decision to leave.

“I really care about Greenville City Schools, and was having a hard time with leaving. I feel really committed to the students, staff and community,” she said.

“I’m very pleased I’m staying,” she added. “I’m confident Miami County Educational Service Center will find the right person.”

Fries said he was pleased with Bemus’ decision to stay.

“We’re tickled, very happy to have her back,” he said. “We continued to talk with her, telling her we were interested in maintaining her here for another contract. Our standpoint interest in keeping her on was continuity.”


By Erik Martin

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