Tim Wulfhoop won’t be returning to the Wellington school district, at least not this year.
The former business manager, removed from his job in April, was hired May 20 by the Olmsted Falls Schools to be in charge of records and data collection with a starting salary of $60,000.
Olmsted Falls superintendent Jim Lloyd said his “rock star” records director is retiring and he wanted to “elevate the position and try to replace it with someone who’s very competent. This is one of Tim’s areas of expertise.”
Wulfhoop headed the Wellington school system’s food service, transportation, maintenance, technology, and student data reporting operations from June 17, 2014, until April 7 of this year.
He was terminated after school board member Ayers Ratliff informed the Ohio Department of Education in March that Wulfhoop did not have the license required by the state to fill the position.
“It sounded like there was a lot going on there. I know that,” said Lloyd. “I called job references and everything checked out fine. I have not had anyone contact me regarding what happened in Wellington.”
The Ohio Ethics Commission and Ohio Department of Education are investigating the Wellington Schools over alleged misconduct involving the employment of Wulfhoop, said Ratliff at a board meeting April 19.
Wellington superintendent Dennis Mock said Wulfhoop only has a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Ratliff contended that another applicant for the job, then-food service director Diana Goody, was told by former superintendent John Nolan in 2014 that she could not apply for the business manager position because she did not hold the proper state license — which means the district was aware at the time of the Department of Education’s requirements.
He also accused fellow school board member Lois Wulfhoop of “paving the way” for her husband to get the job. Nolan and board members decided far in advance that the newly-created position would go to Tim Wulfhoop, he told the Enterprise.
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File photo Tim Wulfhoop, terminated by the Wellington Schools in April over certification problems, has been hired by the Olmsted Falls Schools.