Eastern Local approves funds for athletic department

By Lorna Hart - lhart@civitasmedia.com

REEDSVILLE — Eastern Local School Board approved establishing Fund 300.9276, a District Managed Activity Fund/Athletic Uniform Replacement Fund during their March meeting.

The purpose of this fund will be to set aside monies raised by the district’s athletic department for athletic uniform replacement.

They also received updates from athletic director Josh Fogle regarding winter sports revenue. A representative from Pepsi presented information on ways to facilitate more funds for the athletic department and facilities.

Several new hirings were approved for the 2015-16 school year pending proper certification: Deanna Crum, Parisa Roustazadeh and Talia Will as substitute teachers, Angela Damewood and Shilo Litt as substitute aides, and Tabitha Savoy as a substitute cook and secretary.

Supplemental contracts were given to Josh Mummey, assistant varsity baseball coach and Sam Thompson, head junior high track coach. Pupil activity contracts, retroactive to Feb. 22, 2016, for the 2015-16 school year pending proper certification, were approved for Jacob Parker, assistant varsity baseball coach; Ethan Steger, co-varsity assistant track coach, and Jacob Tuttle, co-varsity assistant track coach.

The board gave the go ahead to Tabitha Savoy as a chaperone for the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., in May, and approved Lori Mugrage as a part time aide, effective March 17, for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.

A medical leave of absence was given to Tammy Browning for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year, and a maternity leave request was granted to Jamie Atha. The leave will begin April 12 and extend approximately six weeks from that date or upon doctor’s release .

A dock day on April 8 was approved by the board for Jeremy Hill.

In other business, the board approved transferring of funds, minutes of the February meeting, and the financial reports for the month of February as submitted.

The permanent appropriation resolution and certify revenue adjustments to the Meigs County Auditor adjustments were made by the board before they adjourned.

Eastern Local’s spring break is March 25 – 28, Kindergarten screening and registration March 28-29, and Parent- Teacher Conferences on April 5.

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

By Lorna Hart