Eastern board OKs contracts, hirings


Student recognized for Reading Counts points

By Lorna Hart - lhart@civitasmedia.com



Eastern School District board member Samantha Mugrage is pictured with third-grade student Rylan Weeks, who was recognized for achieving a total of 1,443 Reading Counts points, the highest score any student has achieved at Eastern Local.


REEDSVILLE — The Eastern Local School Board gave its approval to list hirings, memberships and contracts for the upcoming school year.

After approving the minutes of the May 18 regular meeting, the board approved the financial reports for May as submitted, along with the final permanent appropriation resolution for the fiscal year 2016 and the temporary appropriation resolution for fiscal year 2017.

A special revenue, Fund 587, was established for IDEA Early Childhood Special Education.

The board then moved to enter into executive session. Upon their return, they approved pupil activity contracts and supplemental contracts for the 2016-17 school year.

Supplemental contracts were given to Kristen Dettwiller, student council advisor-high school; Rachel Marten-Swindler, curriculum coordinator; Sam Thompson, National Honor Society advisor; Robyn Hawk, 11th grade class advisor; Debbie Barber, 10th grade class advisor; Carolyn Hayes, elementary student council; Susan Parsons, junior high class advisor; Bill Salyer, seventh grade boys basketball; Sam Thompson, junior high football; Bryan Durst, assistant junior high football; pupil activity contracts: R. Jay Reynolds, assistant girls basketball-junior varsity; Bill Shepard, eighth grade boys basketball.

Amber Ridenour was approved as the intervention specialist teacher and Amelia R. Davis as the Spanish teacher for the 2016-17 school year, both on one year contracts.

Amber Ridenour was also approved for the ESY tutor position and Patreece Beegle as a substitute.

Josh Fogle and Rachel Marten were each given approval as the co-athletic directors for the 2016-17 school year.

Resignation letters were accepted from Nick Dettwiller, physical education teacher, effective July 31, 2016; Darcy Ringer, 5-8 grade language arts teacher, effective the end of the 2015-16 school year; and Jody Howard, K-4 elementary principal.

One-year renewal contracts were given the go-ahead for Reliance Communications LLC, for the hosted district notification system and School Connects and Bartee Photography, effective May 27, 2016 through May 31, 2017.

Membership with Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools, for the 2016-17 school year, effective immediately, was approved for payment in the amount of $325. Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding membership for 50 cents per student for the 2016-17 Fiscal Year was also given the go-ahead.

It was announced that Eastern will have open enrollment students for the 2016-17 school year.

The board then approved a variety of items before them, including advertising for quotes for tires, tubes, petroleum products, diesel fuel, fuel oil and dairy products, and the job description and posting for the position of Eastern Local School District coordinator of Special Education and federal programs.

Approvals continued for elementary, middle school, and high school handbooks for the 2016-17 school year, a three-year negotiated contract between Eastern Local Education Association and the Eastern Local Board of Education on Sept, 1, 2016, through Aug 31, 2019, and a service agreement between Meta Solutions (previously known as SEOVEC) and Eastern Local Schools for the 2016-17 school year at a rate of $9,400 was put into place.

The next regular meeting of the Eastern Local Board of Education is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 20 in the elementary library conference room.

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

Eastern School District board member Samantha Mugrage is pictured with third-grade student Rylan Weeks, who was recognized for achieving a total of 1,443 Reading Counts points, the highest score any student has achieved at Eastern Local.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Eastern-Student.jpgEastern School District board member Samantha Mugrage is pictured with third-grade student Rylan Weeks, who was recognized for achieving a total of 1,443 Reading Counts points, the highest score any student has achieved at Eastern Local.
Student recognized for Reading Counts points

By Lorna Hart

lhart@civitasmedia.com

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