Eastern Board approves elimination of classroom fees

REEDSVILLE — The Eastern Local Board of Education approved numerous agenda items during its August meeting.

An action was approved by the board to abolish classroom fees accessed to the students beginning for the 2017-18 school year.

The board approved entering into an agreement for the 2017-18 school year with Rio Grande Community College to provide Chemistry and Physics instruction at Eastern High School.

The board approved the Eagle Scout project of Jake Barber which will be the installation of a watering station at the Eastern football field.

Jessica Anderson was hired on a one year contract as an intervention specialist teacher for the 2017-18 school year at the appropriate salary schedule per the ELEA Negotiated Agreement.

Carmel Evans and Connie Osborne were hired as part-time elementary paraprofessionals, 29.5 hours per week, for the 2017-18 school year pending proper certification.

Lester Parker was approved as a substitute custodian and substitute mechanic. Brad Holsinger, Patty Nutter and Kenneth Tolliver were approved as substitute bus drivers. Mandy Bush was approved as a substitute cook and substitute aide. Lesa Sidwell was approved as a substitute custodian, secretary, and cook for the 2017-18 school year pending proper certification.

The following substitute teachers were approved for the 2017-18 school year pending proper certification: Ilse Burris, Teresa Carr, Victoria Faulkner, Marjorie Fetty, John Flemming, Gary Gambino, Garret Hall, Donna Hatcher, Brent Layton, James Ritchie Jr., William Robinette, Amanda Schwarzel, Alex Seletyn, Catherine Simpson, James Simpson, Ladona Stephens, Amy Stevens, Jeff Vogt, Signe Wasserman and Lawrence Wilcoxen.

Pupil activity and supplemental contracts for the 2017-18 school year were approved as follows: pupil activity contracts: Jay Reynolds, assistant girls basketball coach; supplemental contracts: Rebecca Otto, fall weight room coordinator; Josh Fogle, head cross country coach; Brian Bowen, assistant varsity football coach; Kristen Dettwiller, high school student council advisor.

Archery coach volunteers for the 2017-18 school year, pending proper certification, were approved as follows, Mark Gillilan, Jenny Ridenour, Stephanie Buckley, TJ Buckley, Chris Adams, Brooke Card, Brittany Durst, Jenni Durst, Shawn Durst, Robert Brooks, Katrina Brooks

Personnel Motion 11 from the July 26, 2017, Eastern Local Board of Education Meeting was amended by changing Jason Smith’s status from Paid Assistant Varsity Football Coach to Volunteer Assistant Varsity Football Coach.

Maternity leave requests were approved for two employees.

The Eastern Local School District Fitness Center Application was approved.

A contract between Eastern Local School District and Holzer for Athletic Training Services for the 2017-18 school year was approved.

An agreement was approved with MedBen to provide third party claims services for dental claims for the period of Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018. Family coverage will be self-funded at $66 per month and single coverage at $26 per month.

Open enrollment students were approved as presented.

Minutes of the July 26 regular meeting, financial reports and amendments to the permanent appropriations were approved as submitted.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Staff Report