POMEROY — Personnel to operate the new After School Physical Education Program for teachers and students funded through the Carol M. White Physical Education Grant (PEP) has been hired by the Meigs Local Board of Education.
Nolan Yates was employed as the trainer/teacher for the program effective Dec. 1 for the remainder of the current school year. The facility is located in a school modular and is equipped with exercise equipment purchased earlier with a PEP grant. Aaron Oliphant was hired by the Board as a part-time monitor, 20 hours a week for the physical fitness/wellness center operation.
The recommendation for personnel to operate the newly opened facility was made by Kristin Baer, Meigs Primary School Principal, and Ron Hill, PEP Grant Project director/coordinator, at the recent Board meeting.
During the meeting Mark Rhonemous, treasurer/CFO, was authorized to publish a notice of a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 to act on the intent of Rusty Bookman, currently employed by the Board of Education as superintendent of the Meigs Local School District, to retire and then seek re-employment with the District in the same position. There would be no change in salary on the re-employment following his service retirement, it was noted. The matter of his retirement and re-employment was discussed in executive session following the open meeting. When the Board went back into an open meeting, there was a vote on the issue by the Board members. The result of the vote to authorize the treasurer to publish the notice of the public meeting was four to one with Ron Logan casting the dissenting vote.
Employed during the meeting was Robert Vance as a substitute bus driver for the remainder of the school year, Linda Will as a personal assistant for a health handicapped student, and Jillan Brannan as a half-time social market coordinator at $20 an hour for 25 hours a week , for services provided with funding to be paid from the PEP Grant.
Reports were heard from Chiristina Musser, food service supervisor, on the school lunch programs in the three schools, and each of the school principals recapped special activities and concerns in their respective schools.
Attending the meeting were Superintendent Bookman, Rhonemus, treasurer/CFO. and Board members, Ryan Mahr, Larry Tucker, Roger Abbott, Todd Snowden and Ron Logan.
Meetings of the Board of Education for December were changed from the usual meeting dates to Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Tuesday, Dec. 18.