TUPPERS PLAINS — The Eastern Local Board of Education approved several agenda items during last week’s meeting.
Recent retirees and high school students of the month were also honored at the meeting.
Retirees honored at the meeting included Linda Smith, 11 years of service; Glenn Easterling, 17 years of service; Florrilla Baker, 14 years of service; Carl Barringer, 26 years of service; Jayne Collins, 18 years of service; and Mary Price, 34 years of service.
Students receiving the High School Student of the month awards were Mallory Nicodemus, Kiana Osborne, Rebecca Chadwell, and Alex Amos.
Nicodemous was also recognized with the Outstanding Humanitarian award for her work to benefit residence in the county of Haiti. She also gave a presentation on the work that is taking place in the county. More on Nicodemous and her efforts to benefit Haiti will appear in a later edition of The Daily Sentinel.
Personnel matters approved include the letters of retirement from Pamela Douthitt, effective May 31, 2013; and Cindy Chadwell, effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Letters of resignation, effective at the end of the 2012-13 school year were approved from Stephen C. Jewell, Marteena Baum, and Wanda Shuler.
Substitute teachers approved for the 2012-13 school year, pending proper certification, were, Ann E. Barr, Sarah J. Carleton, Tyler J. Deeter, Janel Kennedy, Scott Nevil, and Dwayne Wadley.
Substitute aides approved for the 2012-13 school year ,pending proper certification, were Holly K. Bickenheuser, Paula Dunfee, and Sharon L. Kukoleck.
Jordan Moore was approved as a long term substitute teacher in Spanish effective January 3, 2013, pending proper certification and ODE mandated background check and credentials.
Dwayne Wadley was approved as an Academic Specialist for the after school SOAR program pending proper certification.
David Burt was approved as a substitute mechanic for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year pending proper certification.
Sam Thompson was approved as the junior high track coach.
Student teachers approved were Sarah Mitchell with Debbie Weber (fourth); Leah Glanzman with Debbie Pratt (third); Erin Poling with Betsy Jones (first); Jessica Scheidler with Sandy Needs (third); Katelyn Walls with Bonnie Owens (third).
Four days off without pay were approved for Mary Anne Moore.
Christie Casto was approved as a part-time paraprofessional at he negotiated salary schedule, effective Jan. 7, 2013.
Open enrollment students approved were Rebecca Bissell and Ben Bailey, both current students in the district.
The SOAR field trip to Movies 10 on Jan. 25, 2013, was approved for students and chaperones.
Minutes of the previous meeting, financial reports, and an amendment to the permanent appropriation resolution and certified additional revenue to the Meigs County Auditor, were approved as presented.
Membership with the Ohio School Board Association Legal Assistance Fund for Calendar Year 2013 in the amount of $250 was approved.
A donation of $550 from the Meigs County Fish and Game Association for National Archery in School Program was accepted.
The organizational meeting, budget hearing, and regular Jan. meeting were set for Jan. 9, with the budget hearing to begin at 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Eastern Library Conference Room.