Southern board OKs coaching, staff contracts

By Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]

RACINE — Southern Local Board approved supplemental contracts for coaching and staff for the current school year.

Andrea Edwards and Meghan Hendrix were approved as assistant volleyball coaches, Jeff Caldwell was approved as head golf coach, Chad Dodson was approved for marching band, Larry Smith was approved for the vocational bus route, Jim O’Brien was approved for the special needs bus route, Becky Bradford was approved for head cook, Jeff Beaver was approved for head custodian, Zane Beegle was approved for volunteer football, and Kathy Miller was approved for transportation supervisor.

Board members approved the bus routes for the current school year, and approved revised temporary appropriations totaling $10,746,524.39. Members accepted the transfer of $5,000 from the Bradford CD Memorial Band Fund to Glee Club. The money will be used to buy band uniforms. Also approved was a $577 membership fee for the Treasurer’s Ohio Association of School Business Officials. Members approved the district’s participation in state and federal grants.

Tamara Beegle, Harmony Brinager, Carrie R. Walker, Mary L. Bradbury, Amanda Schwarzel and Holly Wolfe were approved as certified paraprofessionals by the board. The following were also accepted as certified substitute teachers: Mary Bradbury, John Flemming, John Bullock, Ilse Burris, Julie Gilem, Teresa Carr, Agnes Hapka, Nathan Clink, Betty Hoschar, Susan Cochran, Lester Manuel, Willia Downie, Linda McKnight, Wendy Egan, Craig Moore, Marjorie Fetty, James Ritchie, Nathan Robinette, Deborah Sayre, Nancy Scarborough, Amanda Schwarzel, Evelyn Stanley, Patricia Struble, Stephanie Thatcher, Julia Vaughan and Delores Wolfe.

Members approved the hiring of Katie Woods as a lifestyle coach for the PEP Grant for the remainder of the grant, and approved contracting with the Education Service Center for the hiring of three intervention (tutor) teachers who will work 120 days at four days a week. These three tutors will work with grades 1-3. Approval was also given for payment to the Renaissance Learning STAR Reading for training and software at a cost of $9,199. Estimated excess costs for the Education Service Center were approved a total of $210,379.99.

The next board meeting will be Monday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Southern High School Media Center.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155. EXT. 2555.

By Lindsay Kriz

[email protected]