Meigs board approves sports hires

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — The Meigs Local Board of Education made two new sports hires.

Members earlier this week approved the hiring of Tyler Brothers as the assistant track and field coach at Meigs High School for the 2016 year. The board approved the hire of Bryan Swann as head softball coach for Meigs High School for 2016 as well. Chandra Moon was approved by members as the winter cheerleader advisor at the high school, retroactive to the 2015-2016 season.

For non-sports hires, the board approved the hiring of Jerri Bentley as a tutor for a health handicapped student, which retroactively began Feb. 5 and will continue through March 4.

Fifteen Meigs High School students will be taking an overnight trip May 5-6 to attend the FFA State Convention in Columbus, thanks to approval from board members. The group also OK’d maternity leave for Denise Lemponen, a Meigs Intermediate teacher. This leave is tentatively set for April 12 and is for approximately six weeks.

Members adopted a resolution re-establishing the Meigs Local School District Premium Only Plan Section 125, effective Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, which is administered by American Fidelity Assurance Company. A purchase of a new convection steamer for the Meigs High School kitchen was approved for $17,401 (includes installation cost), along with the December 2015 cafeteria report were both okayed.

The board also convened to executive session, with no action taken to report.

By Lindsay Kriz

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-922-2155 EXT. 2555.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-922-2155 EXT. 2555.