Eastern Local Schools Eagle Pack receives donation from AEP

By Lorna Hart - lhart@civitasmedia.com

REEDSVILLE — A donation of $5000.00 from American Electric Power (AEP) for use in the Eastern Local Schools Eagle Pack Program was accepted during a recent meeting of the Eastern Local Board of Education.

The Eagle Pack program provides healthy food one weekend each month to qualifying students. The project is administered through the school district and coordinated by the guidance department and funding is based entirely on donations from the community.

Volunteers fill Packs with easy to prepare items such as macaroni and cheese and pasta microwavable meals, breakfast bars, crackers, fruit cups and juice. The pack contains enough food for two breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and includes a snack.

Eagle Pack will use the AEP donation to purchase food items for the packs, and appreciate all contributions. Monetary and food donations are accepted for drop off at the main office of the school and arrangements can be made for pickup of larger quantities of food donated by groups.

After approving the minutes of the last regular meeting and the financial reports for January, the board moved to approve an amendment to the Permanent Appropriation Resolution and certify revenue adjustments to the Meigs County Auditor.

The board entered into executive session at 7:16 p.m. and reconvened into regular session at 9:52 p.m.

Upon their return, Susan Borghese, Paul Dailey, and Jack Sigman were approved as substitute teachers for the 2015-16 school year pending proper certification were approved.

Supplemental Contracts for the 2015-16 school year retroactive to August 27, 2015 were approved for David Waters, Safety Coordinator, Cris Kuhn, Band, Choir and Handbell Director, Pat Newland, Spring Weight Room Coordinator and Brian Bowen, Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Approval was given to amend the Administrative Supplemental Salary for District Transportation Supervisor was amended. and to make an adjustment to elementary student fees for the 2015-16 school year.

Vicki Carter was approved as a substitute bus driver and custodian as well as substitute paraprofessionals Tabitha Savoy and Marandia Johnson.

After School Intervention elementary/middle school staff were approved, and include Patreece Beegle, Angela Houck, Bill Salyer, Ashley Sutton, Patrick Filipiak, Bobbi Harbour, Carly Hayes, Katie Ihling, Debbie Barber, Kristen Detwiller, Mindy Bradford, Chris Wilson, Lorre Hill, Tina Kelley, Linda Faulk, Heather Wilcoxen, Sharon Logan, Debbie Pratt, Angie Weeks and Ruthie White, with hours to be decided. Tom Pullins and Lesa Sidwell were approved as bus drivers for the program, all for the 2015-16 school year.

Michael Scyoc and Zachary Connally, both Rio Grande University School and Community majors, are taking part in the University of Rio Grande for Field Experience. They were approved for placement with a faculty member for 15 hours of observation. The RGU Office of Field Experiences assists the Teacher Certification Programs in the College of Education by facilitating field experiences in schools for students and coordinating placement and supervision for the Internship II/ Student Teaching Program.

The meeting was adjourned and Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m was set for the date and time of the next regular meeting of the Eastern Local Board of Education, to be held in the library conference room.

Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551

By Lorna Hart