Meigs Local prepares for start of new school year

By Lorna Hart - [email protected]

POMEROY — As the first day of school approaches for Meigs Local Schools on Aug. 24, the board met to ready the district.

The Aug 9 meeting was called to order and after the pledge and a moment of silence, the board approved the minutes of the July 26 regular meeting as submitted by the secretary, along with the financial report and payment of expenditures for the month as provided by the treasurer.

Next on the agenda was the establishment of Fund/SCC (200-9214) for Meigs Middle School “Relay for Life”.

Bids were accepted/awarded for the 2016-17 school year: Fuel, G&M Fuel Company Inc.,Pomeroy; Oil, Randy V. Moore Petroleum Distribution LLC, New Lexington; Milk/Dairy, Broughton Foods LLC, Marietta.

Meta Solutions contracts: Schedule I, Core Services for $17,306, and Schedule II, Infrastructure Fee, for $3,550, were approved.

Zimmerman School Equipment won the contract for new restroom partitions for the boys’ and girls’ restrooms at Meigs Middle School in the amount of $21,853.

Scott Powell was given the go-ahead as a volunteer football coach at Meigs High School and Meigs Middle School for the 2016 season, pending completion of all administrative requirements (OHSAA requirements).

A request was granted for 10 days of extended time for Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grant personnel: School counselors Whitney Putman and Brenda Phalin, service coordinator Josie Russell, and Julie Mayer, social worker.

Tammy Starcher was hired as a four-hour cook at Meigs Elementary School for 2016-2017.

Several substitute positions were given approval, all for the 2016-2017 school year, pending completion of all administrative requirements. Bus drivers included Steve Blackwell, Evelyn Hobbs. Bobbi Moleski, James Carnahan, Marlene Pierce, Karen Dixon, Dean Harris and William Taylor. Angie Bass, Natalie Michael, Tonya Sayre, Jane Hawley, Kevin Musser, Tammy Starcher, Sheryl Lambert and Tonia Radcliffe were approve as cooks.

Hired as substitute custodians were Valisha Eblin, Roger McClelland, Timothy Norris,Gar Haggy, John McKinney, Moises Ramirez, Steven Hoover, Kevin Meadows, Greg Satterfield, David Hysell, Bobbi Moleski, Thomas Tucker,Gary King, Carrie Morris, Michael Wyatt, Hoby Landers, Roger Mowery, Bryant Young, Tamara Marshall and Oliver Norris. Chastity Jude was approved retroactive to July 1 through Aug.t 19.

Bobbi Moleski and Wetzel Bailey were hired as substitute maintenance.

Amber Blackwell, Taylor Hysell, Michelle Rees, Mindy Butcher, Dawn Kopec, Selena Reynolds, Debby Davis, Melissa Lambert, Launa Teaford,Shara Fields, April Myers, Kaitlin Tuttle,Rhonda Foster, Anna Peterson, Michelle Vanaman and Jayne Humphreys are listed as approved substitute secretaries.

The following substitute teachers were approved for the 2016-2017 as certified by the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center: John Bell, Vicki Hughes, Gay Perrin, Alexander Setelyn, Marjorie Blake, Alisha Kirb, Jordan Pickens, Andy Sigman, Elizabeth Blanchard, Bonne Kreseen, Olivia Pokas, James Simpson, Ilse Burris, Linda Lear, James Ritchie, John Sipple, Teresa Carr, Jessica Marcum, Nathan Robinette, Carolyn Snowden, Deanna Crum, Debra McCall, Shannon Sager, Ladona Stephens, Marjorie Fetty, Allen Midcap, Nancy Scarbrough, Gloria VanReeth, John Flemming, James Morahan, Amanda Schwarzel, Dean Wagner, Donna Hatcher, Linda Myers, Judith Searles, Lawrence Wilcoxen and Talia Will.

Personnel assistants for the 2016-2017 school year at a rate of $12.50 per hour not to exceed 29 hours per week, pending completion of all administrative requirements, are Stacy Butler, Dreama English, Chastity Jude, Sheila McKinney, Ashley Deem, Tracy Erwin, Jessica King, Tara Reynolds, Cindy Doczi, Kolleta Fridley, Cindy Lambert, Amanda Runyon, Kathy Dyer, Naomi Hall, Becky McGrath, Winter Sellers and Nicole Smith.

Substitute personnel assistants Mia Bryan, Sherry McKinney, Jessica Priddy, Launa Teaford, Shara Fields, Marie Pierce, JoAnn Pritt, Kaitlin Tuttle, Carrie Kennedy, Anna Peterson, Jeanie Reynolds and Michelle Vanaman were also hired.

A security service contract between the Meigs Local Board of Education and the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office to provide security and drug prevention education for students and staff for the 2016-2017 school year was approved.

The athletic handbook as presented by event/activities director Steven Wood was OK’d for the 2016-2017 school year.

The board then moved to convene to executive session at 7:45 p.m. and reconvened at 8:57 p.m.

A motion was made to approve the job description for grounds keeper as presented by the superintendent and passed by a vote of yes by all board members.

The meeting was adjourn at 8:59 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Meigs Local School Board will be 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the administrative offices at 41765 Pomeroy Pike, Pomeroy.

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

By Lorna Hart

[email protected]