Meigs Board approves hires for 2015-2016 school year

By Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]

POMEROY — Meigs Local Board at their recent Tuesday meeting made myriad hires for the ongoing to 2015-2016 school year. Members approved the hire of Dave Brainard as a volunteer assistant Football coach for this 2015 season. Brainard was recommended by Meigs Football Coach Mike Bartrum.

Jessica King, Jennifer Whitlock and Larissa Cunningham were all recommended as substitute personal assistants by Special Education Coordinator Karla Brown and were approved by the board. The women will serve as substitutes for the remainder of this school year. The board also approved the hire of Stephanie Thatcher as an intervention tutor at Meigs Primary School. Thatcher was recommended by Meigs Primary School Principal Kristin Baer. Also in relation to Meigs Primary School, the board accepted the resignation of Ashley Hager, former intervention tutor, which was effective Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Substitute cooks were also hired on a one year contract. Natalie Michael was hired retroactive to Sept. 9, Angie Bass was hired retroactive to Sept. 21 and Tonya Sayre’s hire was effective Wednesday, Sept. 23. All three of the substitute cooks were recommended by Chrissy Musser, who serves as the Food Service director.

Meigs Local School District will also enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Rio Grande Community College. This pertains to governing the College Credit Plus program. The undertanding lasts between Aug. 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Board members accepted the Children’s Hunger Alliance award of $2,500 and receipt. The award is for the summer food service programs. They also deposited the lease purchase loan proceeds in the Permanent Improvement Account.

The next meeting is set for Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the board office.

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

By Lindsay Kriz

[email protected]