TUPPERS PLAINS — The meeting must go on.
Despite the lack of electricity on Tuesday at Eastern Elementary, the Eastern Board of Education still held its special meeting as previously scheduled.
Treasurer Lisa Ritchie discussed the permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2013 with members of the board. Ritchie explained that the district ended the year slightly better than forecasted financially.
Ritchie explained that input from administrators and teachers go into planning for the spending on materials and other items in the upcoming school year. Major purchases included in the fiscal year 2013 appropriations include the paving project currently out for bid, text books, and technology upgrades. The paving project will resurface the high school student parking lot.
The final permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2013 as approved was in the amount of $8,331,468.
Following approval of the appropriations, the board adjourned into executive session for the consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion of compensation of a public employee. Shortly after going into executive session, the power to the elementary school was restored.
After executive session, the following supplemental contracts, pending proper certification, were approved, Melissa R. Collins, seventh grade volleyball; Megan Cleland, eighth grade volleyball; Darcy Lind, paid assistant volleyball coach; Cindy Willis, paid assistant volleyball coach; Kaitlyn Stewart seventh grade girls basketball coach; Cheyenne Trussell, varsity cheerleading advisor; and Sara Martindale, assistant high school cheerleading advisor.
Theresa Marcinko was hired as a full time bus driver on a one year contract for the 2012-13 school year pending proper certification.
Present at the meeting were board members Adam Will, John Rice, Mark Hall and Dennis Eichinger, Superintendent Scot Gheen and Treasurer Lisa Ritchie.
The regular July meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at Eastern Elementary.