RACINE — The Southern Local Board of Education approved a preliminary list of seniors for the Class of 2014 during last week’s regular board meeting.
A total of 51 students have been approved pending completion of all requirements for the district and the state of Ohio.
The first graduation to be held in the new Southern High School will take place at 1 p.m. May 24.
Students approved for graduation are as follows: Austin Tyler Barton, Christopher P. Barton, Tyler Scott Barton, Riley Luke Beegle, Zachariah A. Beegle, Amy Robin Bennett, Robert Dillon Blankenship, Kelsi Nicole Casto, Hannah Elizabeth Conley, Ryan Allen Daugherty, Trenton James Deem, Darien Rae Diddle, Jacob Cole Dixon, Jeffrey Scott Dowell, Chandler D. Drummer, Sarah Lynn Eakins,
Emily Kate Goode, Brandon K. Grueser, Cameron D. Harmon, Celestia D. Hendrix, Rowan Edward Holsinger, Jordan N. Huddleston, Baylee Rian Hupp, Lacey Nicole Hupp, Wyatt N. Jarrell, Katie Jenkins, Hunter W. Johnson, Joshua William Justis, Travis Dale Kimes, Sarah Elizabeth Lawrence, Nathan M. Leamond, Damon Scott Ledford, Devon Quinn Ledford, Drewlyn Y. Lemley, Ciera Marcinko,
Taylor J. McNickle, Brandon Robert Moodispaugh, Dylan Scott Nida, Jamie N. O’Brien, Aaron Jeffrey Payne, Casey N. Pickens, Ashlyn M. Pickett, Allison Kate Taylor, Dennis David Teaford, Jason M. Warner, Joyce A. Weddle, Christopher Logan Yeater, Jamal Lee, Colten Walters, Alex Sayre, Shyanne Harper.
Thirty-five students and chaperones were approved for the eighth-grade trip. Paid chaperones are Jeff Caldwell and Patty Cook. Volunteer chaperones are Carmel Evans, Doug Lavender and Jody Ervin.
The resignation of Vicky Koste El-Dabaja for retirement purposes, effective June 1, was accepted.
April Neal was hired as an administrative assistant for the PEP grant. The contract is four hours per day, 200 days per year. Pay is in accordance with grant specifications.
Supplemental contracts were approved as follows, Chris Carroll, assistant softball; Mykala Sheppard, assistant junior high track; Erin Lisle and Courtney Ginther, math and science expo; and Megan Edwards, science olympiad.
Vision insurance rates for the period of July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016, were approved at rates of $5.30/$12. This is down from the current rates of $5.45/$12.34.
A revised school calendar and contingency plan were approved as detailed in an article published in Friday’s edition of The Daily Sentinel.
The board approved to engage SHP Architect design services for the field house and surrounding area.
The board approved having cameras for the buses fixed and/or installed.
Minutes, bills and financial were approved as presented. Revised permanent appropriations were approved in the amount of $17,470,854.
Policies, bylaws and forms were approved as presented by Superintendent Tony Deem.
All obard members were present for the meeting.