Southern Board selects president, vice president

Staff Report -

RACINE — The Southern Local Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting, along with the January monthly meeting on Monday evening.

Board member Denny Evans was selected as the board president, while Brenda Johnson was elected as vice president.

The treasurer, Christi Hendrix, was authorized to establish a board member service fund not to exceed $5,000 for expenses incurred by board members in the performance of their duties in the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years.

The treasurer’s “faithful performance bond” was approved in the amount of $20,000 with Reed and Baur Insurance Agency. The board president’s bond in the amount of $20,000 was also approved with Reed and Baur Insurance Agency.

The board approved a list of standard authorizations for the superintendent and treasurer which allows for the business of the district to be conducted.

Paul Harris was appointed as the legislative liaison to the Ohio School Boards Association. Johnson was appointed as the alternate. The entire board was appointed as delegates to the OSBA annual conference.

Dennis Teaford was appointed as the negotiations committee member.

The regular meeting followed the organizational meeting.

The purchase of a new Steam Jenny for the bus garage was approved at the cost of $3,715. A payment of $803.33 to Dr. Ky Davis was approved for math professional development.

Asa Garand, Amy Wilson, Scott hardy, Gary Kapp and Tanisha McKinney were approved as substitute teachers.

Kyle Wickline was hired as the head baseball coach. Alan Crisp was named the head softball coach. Kent Wolfe was named the reserve girls basketball coach. Chad Dodson was awarded the supplemental contract for pep band.

Cheyene Coppick was approved as a personal assistant for a student at Carleton School.

Minutes of the previous month’s meeting, bills, financial statement, bank reconciliation statement, and checks for the month of December were approved.

Current board members are Denny Evans, Brenda Johnson, Rich Wamsley, Dennis Teaford and Paul Harris. Also present for the meeting were Supt. Tony Deem and Treasurer Christi Hendrix.

Regular meetings of the Southern Local Board of Education were set for 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month in the community classroom. The next meeting will take place on Feb. 27.

Staff Report