ROCKSPRINGS — The Meigs Local Board of Education approved numerous agenda items during its recent meeting.
Treasurer Roy Johnson was authorized to advertise for the purchase of three new buses during fiscal year 2018. Johnson was also authorized to advertise and obtain quotes for bread/bakery, milk/dairy and gas/fuel for the 2017-18 school year.
The board approved accepting the Rural Innovative Summer Food Grant in the amount of $7,780.
The purchase of a 2009 Honda Odyssey from Mark Port Autoplex for the amount of $8,783.50, was approved. The van is being paid for from the Children’s Hunger Alliance grant.
Chasity Jude was hired as four-hour cook at Meigs Elementary School on a one-year contract.
Mitchell Meadows was hired as a bus driver on a one-year contract.
Kelsey Pasquale was hired as a fifth grade teacher at Meigs Intermediate School.
Joey Waters, Stephanie Sanders and Melissa Morris were approved as third grade summer intervention instructors at Meigs Intermediate School at a rate of $25 per hour for four hours per day. Jackie Ortman, Teresa Williams and Donna Wolf were approved as summer intervention teachers for the Ohio Graduation Test at a rate of $25 per hour, not to exceed 12.5 hours.
Joyce Hill, Stacie Scarberry, Judy McCarthy, BettyAnn Wolfe, Penny Ramsburg, Chris Saber and Jennifer Henson were approved as resident educator mentors for the 2017-18 school year.
Casey Manley was re-hired as the high school cheerleading advisor. Deanna Cundiff was hired as the middle school cheerleading advisor.
Individuals approved to serve on the professional development committee were Kristin Baer, Jamie Deem, Vickie Jones, Beth Lawson, Chris Saber, Stacie Scarberry and Steve Wood.
A maternity leave request was approved as submitted.
During the superintendent and supervisor reports, Supt. Scot Gheen updated the board on the progress in negotiations with the unions and the remaining positions to be filled. Maintenance Supervisor Paul McElroy presented an updated maintenance report.
Athletic Booster President Tony Haxk presented information regarding the building project of a 16 foot by 20 foot storage building to be placed by the field house. The building will be funded by the athletic boosters. The boosters have also purchased a seven-man sled for the middle school football team.
The board approved re-entering into a service agreement with the Meigs County General Health District to provide 40 hours of IT services at the rate of $40 per hour.
An overnight trip was approved for SkillsUSA students to attend the SkillsUSA Summer Leadership Camp from July 10-14 at Hocking College.
The board approved re-entering into a contract for Nursing Clinical Experiences with the University of Rio Grande.
The board went into executive session for 40 minutes for personnel matters and negotiations.
Board member Ryan Mahr was absent from the meeting.