CUYAHOGA FALLS -- As the city school district's search for a treasurer continues, it now has to start looking for a new deputy superintendent.

Melvin Brown, the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools' second in command since 2015, announced Thursday he is leaving to accept the position of superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools. Brown said Reynoldsburg is awarding him a three-year contract with a starting annual salary of $165,000. His current salary with Cuyahoga Falls is $112,500, he said.

Brown said the Reynoldsburg School Board used the firm Finding Leaders of Independence in its search for the right person for the job. He said the field was narrowed down to six applicants. Then it was trimmed to two, and then one: Melvin Brown.

Brown said he will not start his new job any earlier than Aug. 1, the first day of his new contract, but he will have several consultation days in Reynoldsburg between May 1 and July 31.

"I'm excited about it," he said about this career move. "It's a district I'm interested in working with. The diversity and innovation they have put into their schools and types of things they want to do for their kids excites me."

See the April 9 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.

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