TUPPERS PLAINS — The Eastern Local Board of Education approved several hirings during Thursday’s regular meeting in addition to meeting with two attorneys in executive session.
Angie Weeks was hired on a one year contract as a Kindergarten teacher for the 2012-13 school year, while Katherine Ihling was hired on a one year contract as a seventh and eighth grade mathematics teacher.Carolyn Crowner was hired on a one year contract as a Spanish teacher for the 2012-13 school year.
Arch Rose, transportation supervisor/coordinator, and Carolyn Ritchie, cafeteria supervisor, were approved on administrative supplemental contracts for the 2012-13 school year.
A three year contract was approved for Randy Boston as the Supervisor of Operations for the district.
A continuing contract was approved with Rebecca Otto, upon meeting the requirements.
Rachel Marten was hired as summer school teacher, retroactive to May 29.
The resignation of Jennifer Hedges as mathematics teacher at Eastern Elementary was approved, effective at the end of the 2011-12 school year.
A two-year medical leave of absence was approved for Jayne Ann Collins beginning in the 2012-13 school year.
Howie Caldwell was rehired as the head volleyball coach for the 2012 season.
Supplemental and pupil activity contracts approved were Debbie Barber, junior high class advisor; Krista Johnson, ninth grade class advisor; Rachel Marten, 11th grade class advisor; Debbie Barber, junior high cheerleading advisor; Christopher Carroll, eighth grade girls basketball coach; Doug Bresciani, paid assistant varsity football coach; Jill Kasler, assistant varsity girls basketball coach.
Extended service contracts for the 2012-13 school year were approved as follows: Library Media Specialist, Chad Griffith, 20 days (10 days before/10 days after); High School Guidance Counselor, Sheryl Roush, 20 days (10 days before/10 days after).
Prior to the approval of agenda items, the board meet in executive session with board attorney Nicole Donovsky and Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (SORSA) attorney Jessica Philemond.
No action or discussion took place in open session regarding matters discussed in executive session.
The board approved a two year lease with Heart of the Valley Head Start for use of space in the administrative building in Tuppers Plains. The cost is $1,650 per month. Tina Cotterill, Director of Heart of the Valley Head Start, spoke to the board during public participation expressing interest in the renewal of the lease agreement.
Open enrollment students approved for the 2012-13 school year were as follows: (returning students) Jessica Adams, Alex Amos, Cara Amos, Alexus Ault, Jaymie Basham, Rhett Beegle, Lauren Boggess, Tanner Calhoun, Kaytlin Carl, Matthew Clingenpeel, Jenna Dill, Ryan Dill, Emma Doczi, Grant Dolan, Megan Douglas, Trystan Dowell, Elizabeth Edwards, Timothy Elam, Jonna Epple, Blaise Facemyer, Sharp Facemyer, Jett Facemyer, Daschle Facemyer, Maycee Fields, Lucas Finlaw, Mattison Finlaw, Rylee Fox, Wyatt Fox, Brennen Gheen, Kasey Glaze, Erin Glaze, Victoria Goble, Ryan Harbour, Alia Hayes, Emmalyn Hayes, Lexa Hayes, David Hedges, Michael Hooper, Dillon Howard, Mikayla Jewell, Cami Jones, Jason Kelley, Kennedy Lantz, Abigail Litchfield, Jensen Litchfield, Nathan Litchfield, Morgain Little, Austin Little, Addie McDaniel, Colton McDaniel, Tristin Middleswart, Tyler Misner, Tyler Morris, Brandon Oldaker, William Oldaker, Colin Parsons, Ryan Parsons, Ethan Reitmire, Wesley Reitmire, McKenzie Roush, Madison Russell, Karey Schreckengost, KayCee Schreckengost, Hunter Sisson, Matthew Sisson, Alyse Smith, Jasmine Smith, Makayla Smith, Tiffany Smith, Amber Sturgeon, Ciera Thorla, Preston Thorla, Emily VanMeter, Meloney Victory, Alex Victory, Brent Welch, Wyatt Westfall, Maria Wharton, Hunter Wheeler, Hannah White, Collin Wilcoxen, Greyson Wolfe, Johann Wolfe, Nikita Wood, Clayton Wood, Maddison Woodyard, Jesse Woodyard; (new to the district) Audry Clingenpeel, Danielle Epple, Adyson Fields, Cayden Gheen, Chase Glaze, Malorie Glaze, Wyatt Howard, Wade Howard, Sadi Jones, Nataley Lantz, Sarah Morris, Emma Putman, Mason Sheppard, Michael Valentine II, Addison Well.
One student was denied open enrollment.
The board approved advertising for quotes for tires, tubes, petroleum products, diesel fuel, fuel oil, bakery and dairy products.
A Network Technician Contract was approved with Southeastern Ohio Voluntary Education Cooperative (SEOVEC) in the amount of $31,200 annually.
A contract with Jefferson County Educational Service Center for access to the Virtual Learning Academy Curriculum was approved for the summer of 2012 and the 2012-13 school year.
The Equity in School Lunch Policy Section 205 of the Child Nutrition Authorization Act mandated by the Ohio Department of Education was approved with an increase in the amount of five cents on the regular student lunch prices for the 2012-13 school year.
Advertising for bids to contract, pave and resurface the student parking lot at Eastern High School was approved.
The Zoombezi Bay Field Trip for the students, staff, and chaperons of the SOAR program were approved.
The board approved a resolution of support for application by the district for an Ohio School District Operational Waiver allowing for three full waiver days and two two-hour early dismissals during the 2012-13 school year. The professional development program is for up to 24 hours.
Board President Adam Will read thank you notes received from Kristin Fick and Baylee Collins for their respective scholarships, and from Mary Price regarding her retirement.
Cafeteria Supervisor Carolyn Ritchie addressed the board, giving an update on complying with the new standards required for school lunches. Ritchie said that the new guidelines were the result of the healthy, hunger free kids act.
Randy Boston, Supervisor of Operations for the district, addressed the board about the projects that have taken place over the past four years and the work that is being done currently.
Board members Will, John Rice, Mark Hall, Floyd Ridenour, and Dennis Eichinger were present at the meeting, along with Superintendent Scot Gheen and Treasurer Lisa Ritchie.
A special meeting of the Eastern Local Board of Education will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 3 at Eastern Elementary to address budget and personnel matters.
The next regular meeting of the Eastern Local Board of Education will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 25 at Eastern Elementary.