Meigs Local Board approves myriad sports hires

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — Hires continued at Meigs Local Board’s most recent meeting.

Regarding sports hires, the group approved the hires of Maggie Cummins as assistant Varsity Girls’ Basketball coach for the 2015-2016 season, the hiring of Ian Dougherty as Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball coach for the 2015-2016 season, the hiring of Russ Fields as the Seventh Grade Girls’ Basketball coach for the 2015-2016 season and the hiring of Taylor Deem as the Eighth Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach for the 2015-2016 season.

Sherry McKinney and Valisha Richmond were both hired as substitute custodians, with Taylor Hysell approved as a substitute secretary. All three of these will be through the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year. The board approved the hire of Nicole Smith as a personal assistant for a health handicapped student for the remainder of the school year and Larry Wilcoxen was approved as a tutor for a health handicapped student as well.

Terry L. Snider, Amanda Runyon, Jessica Priddy and Karen Fick were also approved as substitute personal assistants. Members also adopted new/updated/revised bylaws, policies and administrative guidelines. Also approved was a one-year agreement with Edmentum (Study Island). The cost of the agreement is $9,245.72 and will be for grades 3-8 social studies and science.

The cafeteria reports for the months of August and September and the minutes from the Oct. 13 meeting were approved. Lastly, board members okayed entering into a purchased services agreement with Donna Bentley for cleaning services of the Board Office building at $500 per month and the five year forecast presented and required by the Ohio Revised Code.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

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

By Lindsay Kriz