ROCKSPRINGS — The Meigs Local Board of Education approved the hiring of numerous teacher’s during this week’s regular meeting.
Hayley Swartz was hired on a one-year contract as a fifth grade teacher at the intermediate school.
Breanna Grahame and Kerry Nourse were each hired on a one-year contract as intervention specialists at the intermediate school.
Julie Randolph was hired on a one-year contract as the eighth grade math teacher at Meigs Middle School.
Derek Miller and Elizabeth Massie were hired on one-year contracts as intervention specialists at the middle school.
Kevin Musser was hired as the eighth grade volleyball coach, Chrissy Musser was reassigned to the junior varsity volleyball coach position and Amanda Newsome was hired as the seventh grade volleyball coach.
The resignations of Stephanie Sanders (intermediate intervention specialist), Kellie Trout (fifth grade teacher), Jeran Cox (interactive media teacher), and Kaylee Chapman (middle school intervention specialist) were accepted by the board effective Aug. 18.
In other business, the board approved the purchase of two, 72-passenger buses at a cost of $84,873 each and one, 60-passenger handicap bus in the amount of $91,302.
The negotiated agreement between the district and the Meigs Local Teacher’s Association was ratified as presented.
The board approved membership renewal in the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS), Regional Council of Governments, in the amount of $325 for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
Minutes of the previous meeting and bills were approved as presented.
The board approved the following fiscal year 2017 federal and state grant awards and established corresponding fund and special cost centers: Title I, $735,254.55; Title II-A, $95,471.19; IDEA-B Special Education, $465,337.18; IDEA-B Early Childhood, $7,655.11; and Carl D. Perkins, $67,602.78.
Transfers for fiscal year 2017 were made from the general fund as follows: $3,750 to high school principal fund; $400 to the OHSAA fund; $8,194.19 to the high school athletics fund; and $8,621.93 to the middle school athletics fund.
Advances for fiscal year 2017 were approved from the general fund as follows: $559.08 to IDEA; $243.14 to Title I; and $2,398.55 to 21st Century.