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Too good to drive by


June 05. 2014 11:36AM

By - vurbanik@civitasmedia.com






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Some people look forward to retiring and not having to go to work every day.


That is not the case for the Amherst school district’s transportation supervisor, Cyndi Kramer.


“I really don’t want to retire,” she said. “I would love to stay.”


Even though Kramer does not want to leave, she said the school district is offering a retirement package that she cannot pass up.


“The package they are offering is too good to refuse and it’s only for right now because next year it’s not available,” Kramer said.


After serving eight years on the state board of transportation, with 31 years of experience in six school districts — Dublin, Sullivan, Lorain, Bay Village, Pickerington, and Amherst — Kramer will retire this summer.


Even though packing up her things and cleaning out a office is not unusual for Kramer, the fact that she is not switching school districts is a bit strange to her.


The quality of the package she was offered by each school district is why she moved around so much.


Retirement is not really something she wants to do yet, so she is open to options and willing to help. Kramer said she wouldn’t mind managing a McDonald’s or delivering flowers for a floral shop, just so long as she keeps busy.


She does not know what is next for her, but she knows one thing.


“I don’t see myself waking up in the morning and not having a plan,” Kramer said.


Her granddaughter has played a role in the decision to retire as well because she wants to spend more time together and go to Disney World.


So just like a winning Superbowl player when asked, “What are you going to do now?” Kramer can say, “I’m going to Disney World!”


Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-775-1611 or on Twitter @ONT_valurbanik.




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