Southern Board holds special meeting

By Erin Perkins -

RACINE — Southern school board held a special meeting to discuss possible disciplinary actions for an employee and employment.

Tony Deem, Superintendent of Southern Local school district, called a meeting for Thursday evening. Deem, along with treasurer Christi Hendrix, and board members Rich Wamsley, Brenda Johnson, Dennis Teaford, and Denny Evans went into an executive session to discuss possible disciplinary action against an employee.

“We discussed an infraction of a negotiated agreement concerning following payroll procedures,” said Deem on the issue. Deem expressed no disciplinary action was made through the board as it will be taken care of by administration.

Troy Shuler, father of a Southern High School student approached the school board on starting a wrestling team at Southern. Shuler attended the previous meeting introducing the topic to the school board. Carl Wolfe, athletic director at Southern, spoke on the complications of starting a wrestling team for the 2017-18 season.

After deliberations on the pros and cons of starting a wrestling team for the 2017-18 season, Wamsley called an executive session consisting of Deem, Hendrix, Johnson, Teaford, Evans, and himself. Wamsley told Shuler it is not possible to begin a wrestling team for this year, but with proper fundraising and planning there is a promising chance for there to be a team next year.

In other business, the board voted Evans in as the President Pro-Term for the organizational meeting to be held on Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The board approved entering into the Ohio School Board Association Legal Assistance Fund at the cost of $250 and to create fund 451-9218 Public Schools Connectivity. The board approved estimates of $1,055.80 from Carpet One Floor and Moore for repairs to the community room carpet and $584.90 from Baum Lumber for an AC/Heater Unit for the bus garage.

By Erin Perkins

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.