POMEROY — New personnel was hired, figures on students using bus transportation to and from school were given, and recent technology improvements were discussed at last week’s meeting of the Meigs Local Board of Education.
Hired during the meeting were Hoby Landers as a substitute custodian for the remainder of the school year, and Andrew Jenkins as Middle School Wrestling coach for this season, with volunteer assistants in wrestling hired being Mike Smith, Tyler Brothers, Nick Hudson, Jeffrey Roush, Kassidy Willford, and Kevin McLaughlin.The resignation of Kelly Counts as a substitute custodian was accepted.
An overnight field trip to Washington D. C. on April 19-21 was approved for the Meigs High School Band.
During the meeting the Board adopted a resolution re-establishing the Meigs Local School District Premium Only Plan effective Jan. 1 to December 31, 2013 as administered by the American Fidelity Assurance Co.
Recognized was Larry Tucker who has been appointed to the Arrangements and Hospitality Team for the Ohio School Boards Association. According to the letter of recognition the committee consists of five school board members from each of the OSBA’s five regions and are charged with assisting the regional secretaries at the Capital Conference, regional events, and as regional liaisons at the Region Resource Center at the Capital Resource Center at the Capital Conference in November.
In a report from Dean Harris, transportation supervisor, it was noted that 1057 students are transported by bus to their respective schools on the 23 buses which travel 1922 miles per day. Matt Simpson, technology coordinator, reported on the district’s telephone system and noted that the i-pad wireless network between the fieldhouse and the high school will be finished over Christmas break. He also talked about upcoming conferences,workshops, and training sessions, geared to better use of the equipment and his plan to look at possible solutions to be able to more effectively manage the 150 or so iPads in the district and to expand virtual desktop. Paul McElroy, operations supervisor, also gave a report.
No action was taken following an executive session called to discuss the hiring and compensation of personnel as well as the disposition/sale of property.
There was no discussion regarding Superintendent Rusty Bookman’s resignation as superintendent and request for re-employment into the same position. A notice of a public meeting set for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Central Office, located at 41765 Pomeroy Pike, has been published as required by the Ohio Revised Code.
Attending the meeting were Superintendent Bookman, Treasurer/CFO Mike Rhonemus, and Board members, Larry Tucker, Roger Abbott, Todd Snowden, and Ron Logan.