Articles from Yellow Springs News

New YS principal approved

In a special meeting Thursday morning, March 21, the Yellow Springs school board unanimously approved a three-year contract with Jack Hatert as the new principal at Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School beginning the 2019–20 school year.

In recommending Hatert to the board, Superintendent Mario Basora said that throughout a rigorous interview process involving faculty, staff, students and community members, Hatert “came out as the top candidate” with “near universal support.”



Environmental Commission
Thursday, March 21, 5:45 p.m.

Village Council Special Meeting
Friday, March 22, 2–4 p.m.
Executive Session for the
Purpose of Discussion of the
Hiring of a Public Employee

New healing arts school—Coming to grips with grief

Like many of us, Joshua Hayward knows a thing or two about grief.

His wife, Esther Lail, died in 2013, which is when Hayward’s “path to suffering opened up,” he said this week.

“When I lost her, it really put me in touch with deep, deep grief,” he said. But rather than just trying to endure it, he made a very conscious effort to also learn from the situation. And with time and great effort, he emerged with the goal of helping others grow through the experience.

New delay for new firehouse

With a third round of construction bids again coming in too high, Miami Township Trustees will be returning to the drawing board for another attempt at reducing the projected costs of building a new firehouse on the south side of town.

Seven project bids were received in February, Trustee President Chris Mucher reported during the most recent Trustees meeting Monday, March 4.

As in previous bidding attempts, none were within the 10 percent over maximum allowed by law.

Antioch College—Students seek SOPP reform

Earlier this week on the Antioch College campus, students, faculty, administrators and trustees engaged in negotiations around the implementation of two campus policies.

At issue is the way that the college implements Antioch’s Sexual Offense Prevention Policy, or SOPP, and its Racial Discrimination Prevention Policy, or RDPP, according to an Antioch spokesperson. Both policies have their roots in pre-closure Antioch and have been updated in recent years.


The Village of Yellow Springs recently posted the 2018 Consumer Confidence
Report on the Village website. A link to view the report was placed on each util-
ity bill. Copies of the Consumer Confidence Report are available by request at
the Utility Office, located at the Br yan Community Center. That office is open
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone with questions about the Consumer Confidence Report may contact
Water Plant Superintendent Brad Ault at 767-7208.

Patti Bates
Village Manager