RACINE — The Southern Local Board of Education approved several contracts for the upcoming school year along with multiple teaching contracts.
Teaching contracts were approved, pending completion of requirements, with Chris Kamerer, high school physical education; Ryan Davis, high school math.
The resignation of Pierrette Morales, high school Spanish teacher, Samantha Barr, fourth grade teacher, and Angie Weeks, intervention specialist, were accepted.
A stipend of approved for Lori Warden for fiscal year 2012 services as Study Island/Classworks coordinator. Warden was also approved to work an additional 180 hours at her current rate of pay for the 2012-13 school year to manage the high school library.
Greg Nease was hired on a one year contract as evening custodian at the elementary.
Supplemental contracts were awarded to Alicia Ngo, National Honor Society; Jennifer Holt, prom advisor; Ryan Lemley, varsity baseball; and Brent Smith, high school track.
The Title I position formerly held by Barbara Lawrence was abolished due to a cut in Title I funds.
Final revised permanent appropriations from fiscal year 2012 were approved in the amount of $12,787,673.
Temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2013 were approved in the amount of $15,074,947. Several transfers of funds were approved as presented by Treasurer Roy Johnson.
A contract was approved with Jefferson County Educational Service Center for Virtual Learning Academy services. The contract remains the same as last year.
A contract was approved with the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center in the amount of $157,220.83 for services during the 2012-13 school year. This is a reduction of more than $80,000 from the 2010-11 school year (approximately $240,000).
A contract for telephone system service was approved with Advanced Communications in the amount of $2,839. The contract is the same as the current contract.
The board approved joining the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding at a cost of 50 cents per October enrollment.
Continued membership in the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools was approved. Membership dues are $325 yearly.
A three year contract was approved with Public School Works at a cost of $2,500 per year for various forms of training.
Property, casualty, and fleet insurance were approved from Ohio Casualty through Reed and Baur Insurance for fiscal year 2013 in the amount of $26,317.
The board approved Comp Management’s workers compensation group rating enrollment fee of $1,865.
A two-year lease agreement in the amount of $1,200 per year was approved with Cassie Bowen. The agreement is for space in the strip mall to be constructed near Dollar General and Home National Bank in Racine. The space will house the offices of the superintendent and treasurer.
The treasurer was approved to auction bus 14 and a cub cadet riding mower which is no longer used by sealed bid.
A contract for bread for the 2012-13 school year was approved with Nickels Bakery, and a contract with Basel Oil was approved for oil and antifreeze.
Scholarship recipients were approved as presented by the Racine-Southern Scholarship Association. Those approved were as follows: Abbie Williams, Emily Ash, Andrew Ginther, Chelsea Holter and Emma Powell, Helen Coast Hayes Scholarship ($500 each); Catherine Wolfe, Olivia Searls, and Andrew Roseberry, George M. Sayre Scholarship ($400 each); Hope Teaford, Ceairra Curran, Courtney Thomas, Amber Hayman and Morgan McMillan, Edith Jividen Scholarship ($500 each); Justin Young and Miranda Holter, Wayne O. Roush Scholarship ($400 each); Courtney Thomas, Abbie Williams, and Catherine Wolfe, Alumni Scholarship ($500 each); Katelyn Hill, Hilton Wolfe Jr. Scholarship ($400); Austin Hill, Ceairra Curran and Natalie Marler, Reconnecting Youth Scholarship ($250 each); Andrew Ginther and Emily Manuel, Ohio Valley Electric Company Scholarship ($350 each); and Courtney Thomas, AMP Ohio Scholarship ($500).
Board member John Hoback was absent. All other members were present.
The next board meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on July 23.