Eastern board prepare for school year

By Lorna Hart - [email protected]

REEDSVILLE — As the beginning of the 2016-17 school year approaches, the Eastern Local Board of Education is in full preparation mode.

First on the board’s agenda last week was approval of the June regular meeting minutes and the submitted financial reports.

The board certified additional revenue to the Meigs County Auditor, along with forgiving advance repayments to the general fund. Amendments to the temporary appropriation resolution (from a prior meeting) were passed.

They then moved to hirings and resignations.

A supplemental contract was approved for Jeremy Hill, head golf coach.

Pupil activity contracts were given to Daniel Buckley, volunteer assistant junior high football coach; Ethan Steger, volunteer assistant junior high football coach; Greg Lloyd, volunteer assistant varsity boys basketball coach; Matt Simpson, assistant varsity boys basketball coach; and Tim Simpson, assistant boys junior varsity basketball coach.

The board approved several staff member resignations: Intervention specialists David Waters and Robyn Howard, effective the end of the 2015-16 school year; and Tina Kelley, elementary intervention specialist, effective Aug. 19.

The board gave the go-ahead to hire Archie Rose as a substitute bus driver, Mandy Bush as a substitute cook, and Cheryl Lyons as a substitute custodian for the 2016-17 school year, pending proper certification.

The following paraprofessionals received one year contracts for the 2016-17 school year pending proper certification: Kathy Barrett, Paula Buckley, Janet Hoffman, Lori Mugrage and Romayne Martindale.

Rachel Marten was hired as the district coordinator for special education, federal programs and curriculum on a 202-day contract.

A two-year administrative contract was awarded to Robin Burrow as elementary school principal grades K-4.

Receiving one-year contracts for the 2016-17 school year were Charles Robinson, middle school health and physical education teacher; Dezere Martin, middle school language arts teacher; Melissa Roush, high school intervention specialist, Nathan Jeffers, high school English/language arts reacher; and Terry Reed, cross categorical/ED intervention specialist.

Twenty extended days of service for the 2016-17 school year were approved for the following staff: Sara Will, elementary/middle school guidance counselor; Sheryl Roush, high school guidance counselor; Chad Griffith, library media specialist. Macyn Baylor, speech pathologist, was approved for five days.

Student accident insurance from Reed and Baur Insurance Agency was renewed and a resolution adopting a calamity day alternative make-up plan was passed.

The board moved Eastern Local School District to participate in state and federal grants as determined appropriate by the district’s superintendent and treasurer.

An agreement was made with MedBen to provide third party claims services for dental claims for the period of Oct. 1, through Sept. 30, 2017. Family coverage will be self-funded at $66 per month and single coverage at $26 per month.

Regular student lunch prices will increase by 10 cents for the upcoming school year, making the cost of lunch $2.20 per student. The Ohio Department of Education Equity in School Lunch Policy, Section 205 of the Child Nutrition Authorization Act, mandated the increase.

Student fees for the 2016-17 school year were set and a resolution of intent not to provide career-technical education in grades seven and eight for the 2016-17 school year passed.

Quotes for tire/tubes by Malone Warehouse Tire; petroleum products by Englefield Oil Company; and Dairy Products from Broughton Foods, LLC were accepted.

A purchase service agreement for $221,900 with the Athens-Meigs ESC was approved. The agreement provides supervisory and educational support services at a cost of $0.00.

A memorandum of understanding between Meigs County Health Department and Eastern Local School District for the administration of the head lice program three times annually was signed by the board.

The next regular meeting of the Eastern Local Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.in the elementary library conference room.

By Lorna Hart

[email protected]

Reach Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155, Ext. 2551

Reach Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155, Ext. 2551