Eighteen certified teachers were affected by the Cuyahoga Falls City School District's reduction in force which was approved by the Board of Education on June 7.

The 18 teachers whose positions were eliminated and who were not reassigned were Nicole Snider, Ryan Malone, Sara Clark, Allison Franzolino, Joe Caruso, Lily Meyer, Derek Widuck, Anna Lombardo, Venus Rehs, Vanessa Nielsen, Michelle Johnson, Juliette Campbell, Doug Phillips, Carie Hartsoe, Pam Nervo, Nicole Pontious, Nicole Misenko and Catherine Carter.

Guidance counselor secretaries Hope Jones and Carolyn Burdette, both non-classfied employees, were also affected by the RIF. In addition, the Board of Education non-renewed 21 non-union lunchroom, food service and playground monitors as a cost-saving measure.

-- Steve Wiandt