Eastern Board approves hiring personnel

Staff Report

REEDSVILLE — The Eastern Local Board of Education approved numerous personnel matters during its recent meeting.

Emma Roberts was hired on a one year contract as the speech pathologist for the 2017-18 school hear, with salary in accordance with the ELEA negotiated agreement.

Brian Collins was hired as the Director of Operation for Food Service and Transportation Personnel, on a two year administrative contract at the appropriate salary per board adopted administrative schedule effective 2017-18 school year.

Patrece Beegle was approved as the ESY Tutor beginning June 29, and ending on or before Aug. 11. Sandy Needs was approved as a third grade reading intervention tutor for the period of July 10 through July 14.

Pupil activity and supplemental contracts for the 2017-18 school year were approved as follows, Bill Sheppard, 7th grade boys basketball coach; Matt Simpson, junior varsity boys basketball coach; Tim Simpson, assistant boys basketball coach; Brittany Cunningham, assistant volleyball coach; Mykala Sheppard, 8th grade volleyball coach; Mindy Durst, 7th grade volleyball coach; Wyatt Westfall, volunteer junior high football coach; Roger Bunce, volunteer junior high football coach; DJ Maxon, volunteer junior high girls basketball coach; Megan Cross, head volleyball coach; Kevin Damewood, archery coordinator; Cris Kuhn, high school choir/handbell director and band director; Bill Salyer, 8th grade boys basketball coach; Nathan Jeffers, yearbook advisor and play director; Deborah Kerwood, quiz bowl team advisor and Model United Nations advisor; Sam Thompson, head junior high football coach; Bryan Durst, assistant junior high football coach; Chuck Robinson, 8th grade girls basketball coach.

A letter of resignation was accepted from Edward Holter, bus driver, effective June 30.

Romayne Martindale was approved as a substitute secretary for the 2017-18 school year.

The board approved hiring the following individuals as workers through the TANF Summer Program retroactive to June 12, 2017: Anna Halfhill, Jeremiah Martindale, Isiah Martindale, Elijah Martindale.

The board also approved entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services (MCDJFS) effective the 2017-18 school year. MCDJFS will provide youth employees that meet the eligibility of the program. MCDJFS agrees to subsidize 100 percent of the eligible employee’s wages and fringe benefits, excluding health care.

Open enrollment students were approved for the 2017-18 school year.

The board approved the first reading of the board of education new/updated/revised/deleted bylaws/policies/forms/administrative guidelines, as recommended by NEOLA.

Advertising for quotes for tires, tubes, petroleum products, diesel fuel and fuel oil were approved.

Continued membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association was approved for the 2017-18 school year.

The board approved a one year contract with West Interactive Services Corporation (previously known as School Connects), for the hosted district notification system known as School Messenger, for the 2017-18 school year.

The board approved a membership with Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools (CORAS), effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 for the 2017-18 school year.

Eastern Elementary, Middle School, and High School Handbooks were approved for the 2017-18 school year.

The purchase service agreement with the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center for the 2017-18 school year was approved to provide supervisory and educational support services.

The board authorized the redemption of the School District’s Classroom Facilities Refunding Bonds.

The job description was approved for Transportation Supervisor of Bus Maintenance.

The board approved renewing membership through Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) for the 2017-18 school year.

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved, along with the financial reports and final permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2017. Advances and transfers from the general fund were approved as presented, along with temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2018.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, in the library conference room.

Staff Report