Carol Vice, Former Clay Teacher & Hall of Fame Coach, Passes.

ROSEMOUNT —Carol Ann Vice, 82, of Rosemount, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at SOMC Hospice.

She was born August 28, 1934, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Virgil Burgess and Bethel Flannery Burgess Miller.

Carol was a retired teacher with the Clay School District with 30 years of service. Carol coached many sports for Clay including women's softball, compiling a 93.7% winning percentage over 11 years. She guided those teams to 3 State Championships and was inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association's Coaches Hall of Fame. Carol was also a former President of Women's Tennis League in Portsmouth. She was a 1952 Clay High School graduate and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio University.

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Mantell Retires

Mr. Anthony Mantell officially retired earlier this month. The staff honored him for his service on Thursday, the last day of the academic year.  He has been an educator for forty years, the last 17.5 years as the superintendent of the Clay Local School District. Best wishes in retirement! His official last day is July 31.

Robert "Bob" Piatt, Long-time Clay Panther, Passes


Robert Francis Piatt, age 72, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. He was born July 12, 1944, in Wheeling, WV to Thomas and Virginia (Duncan) Piatt. He was a 1963 graduate of Clay High School, was a member of the Clay Athletic Boosters, and honorably served his country in the Army achieving the rank of Sergeant E5. Robert worked as an Electrician and Millwright and was a member of Local Union 1090. He enjoyed golfing, going to car auctions and flea markets, UK basketball, serving for many years as an assistant coach for the Clay High School Golf Team, and watching his grandkids play in any sport.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of D. W. Swick-Nelson Funeral Home in New Boston. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00-8:00 pm. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 am.

Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information for Next Year: 7th and 12th Grade Students
Students entering the 7th grade in the Fall of 2017 MUST receive one dose of Tdap vaccine, which is a tetanus, Diptheria, and pertussis booster.  In addition, all 7th-grade and 12th-grade students are required to be vaccinated for meningococcal disease (meningitis).  
For more information, please contact the district nurse (Mrs. Beth Shaffer - 740.354.6645 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Clay Refinances Bonds to Help Taxpayers







The Clay Local School District has participated in the refinancing of $4.8 million in outstanding bonds in an effort to "lock in a lower interest rate that will save local taxpayers a total of $545,000 in interest payments" over the next twenty years, according to Michael Burns of Robert W. Baird & Company.

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