Southern Local board sets graduate date

By Lorna Hart -

RACINE — It was announced by the Southern Local Board of Education during a recent meeting that Southern Local High School will conduct its graduation ceremony at 8 p.m. May 28.

All board members were present, with the exception of Brenda Johnson. Administrative team members in attendance were Anthony Deem, superintendent, and Christi Hendrix, treasurer.

In their first order of business, the minutes, bills, financial statement, bank reconciliation statement and all checks for the month of January were approved, as well as appropriation revisions in the amount of $11,666,780.19 as presented by Hendrix. Two bus cameras were approved for purchase from American Bus Video in the amount of $1,995.

The board voted to go into executive session to discuss the discipline of school employee at 6:45 p.m. They came out of the session at 7:04 p.m.

A payment will be made in the amount of $16,100 to SEOVEC (META) for the second half of FY15 (ERATE Funding Year) for internet access.

The board accepted $5,140 from Southern Band Boosters as a portion of the payment to Fred J. Miller Inc. for band uniforms. The total cost of the uniforms is $13,770.

The board consented to the $250 donation from Walmart to the Class of 2017 and to the donation of $1,607.56 to the Class of 2019 from the athletic boosters.

The second payment in the amount of $5,250 to Ohio University for athletic training services was approved.

Members were affirmed for the SLO committees for the 2015-16 school year and include Andrea Edwards, Jennifer Roush, Wendy Beegle, Beth Bay and Rachel Hupp, primary; Lori Sharp, Joe Cornell and Carolyn Robinson, intermediate; Ann Ohlinger, David Maxson, Brian Allen, Ryan Davis and Marcia Weaver, high school; Daniel Otto, Kent Wolfe, Tricia McNickle, administration. Committee members will receive a $250 stipend.

The following individuals were hired on a supplemental contract as specified in the SLEA negotiated agreement and contingent upon meeting all the administrative requirements for the coaching position: Andrea Edwards, assistant softball; Joe Cornell, assistant baseball; Jeff Caldwell, assistant baseball; Jason Circle, volunteer football; Anthony Shamblin, volunteer football; and Ciera Marcinko, assistant junior high track.

The next Southern Local board meeting was will be 6:30 p.m. March 28 in the community room.

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

By Lorna Hart