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Solon Board of Education Approves New Contracts for Key District Leaders

Citing the benefits of stability and continued success, the Solon Board of Education awarded new contracts to Solon Superintendent Joseph Regano and Treasurer Tim Pickana at its May 13 meeting.

Mr. Regano is nearing the end of a three-year contract, and the new agreement will run for an additional three years beginning August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2022.

Mr. Pickana’s new agreement will run from August 1, 2020, through July 31, 2025.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Regano and Mr. Pickana continue at the helm of the Solon Schools into the future,” said Solon Board of Education President John Heckman. “Their leadership continues to be invaluable to our school district and community.”

Mr. Heckman and the other Board members cited Mr. Regano’s effectiveness as an administrative leader with the Solon Schools and the consistency of leadership he has provided over more than three decades, which have enabled the district to maintain the highest standards and academic achievement levels in the state. Similarly, the Board noted Mr. Pickana’s exceptional work in safeguarding and planning district finances.

In other action, the Board approved the appointment of Jim McQuaide as Solon athletic director beginning June 1. He will replace Mark McGuire, who is retiring from the athletic director position full time effective June 1. During this two-year contract, Mr. McQuaide will also continue in his role as head varsity football coach for the Comets. Mr. McGuire will continue to work with the athletic department part-time, providing administrative oversight for the football program as well as ensuring continuity in coverage for all Solon athletic events.