RACINE — After serving as a principal in the Southern Local School District since 2008, Kent Wolfe has submitted his resignation.
Wolfe’s resignation was accepted at the recent meeting of the Southern Local Board of Education.
Supt. Tony Deem stated that Wolfe submitted his resignation to accept other employment in Gallia County, where he will also be the varsity boys basketball coach at South Gallia.
Wolfe had been the principal for grades 4-8 at Southern Elementary. The resignation was accepted by a 3-1 vote, with board member Rich Wamsley voting no and Brenda Johnson absent from the meeting.
Asked about filling the administrative vacancy, Deem stated that the high school principal, Daniel Otto, will now oversee grades 7-12, with elementary principal Tricia McNickle overseeing PreK to sixth grade.
In other business, the board approved one year contracts with Jordan Pickens, high school social studies; Maria McClure, intervention specialist; and Lindsay Thomas, third grade.
Tex extended service days were approved for Jenna Meeks for the vocational agriculture program.
Katie Ash was approved as a long-term substitute for Ryan Davis (high school math) for the 2017-18 school year.
Adam Phillips and Erin Lisle were approved on supplemental contracts for the Math/Science Expo. William Wilcoxen was approved on a supplemental contract for Science Olympiad.
Tim Thoren was approved for a supplemental contract for the 2017-18 school year as the preschool EMIS/DATA.
All 2016-17 supplemental contracts were non-renewed.
Payment of $280 was approved to Jeremy Dill (Blue Elephant Design) for Science Olympiad shirts. A payment of $92 was approved to Chris Stout for offsite services or assessing student IEP data baseline and writing IEP.
An overnight field trip for the FFA officers was approved to Summersville Lake, June 18-22, for the FFA officer retreat.
An agreement was approved with Holzer Health System for athletic training services.
An internet access service agreement was approved for five year term with Meta Solutions.
The board approved the five year forecast as submitted by treasurer Christi Hendrix.
Revised permanent appropriations were approved in the amount of $12,826,881.03 as presented.
Insurance rates were approved as presented for both medical and dental coverage.
The board authorized the treasurer to solicit bids for the 2017-18 school year for bread/bakery, milk/dairy and fuel/oil.