TUPPERS PLAINS — The Eastern Local Board of Education approved several personnel matters during the monthly meeting.
Tara Stowe was approved as the high school language arts teacher, retroactive to August 20 on a one-year contract.
Race to the Top team members for the 2012-13 school year approved were Shawn Bush, Jody Howard, Bill Francis, Douglas Dunn, Rebecca Otto, Deborah Kerwood, Debbie Barber, Krista Johnson, Rachel Swindler, Cindy Chadwell and Debbie Weber.
Approved as academic intervention specialists for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant were Carly Hayes, Sheryl Roush and Katherine Ihling.
Tammy Barber was approved as a part-time paraprofessional (aide) for Eastern Elementary in Tuppers Plains retroactive to September 3.
Supplemental and pupil activity contracts approved for the 2012-13 school year were, Josh Fogle, cross country coach (retroactive to beginning of season); Pam Douthitt, varsity softball coach; Sam Thompson, co-advisor for high school student council; Kirk Reed, co-advisor for high school student council; Erik Czachor, paid assistant varsity football coach; Josiah Martindale, volunteer junior high football coach (retroactive to the beginning of the season); Carissa Bailey, co-advisor for sophomore class; Heather Elliot, co-advisor for sophomore class.
Staff positions approved for the school year were, Sam Thompson, lead mentor for entry-year teacher program; Kirk Reed, teacher mentor for entry-year teacher program; Debbie Weber, teacher mentor for entry-year teacher program; Chad Griffith, new member of LPDC; Rachel Swindler, 7-12 curriculum coordinator; Cindy Chadwell, K-6 curriculum coordinator.
Substitute teachers approved for the 2012-13 school year, pending proper certification, were John G. Bailey, Peggy S. Bailey, Luke Bentley, Thomas T. Brady, Ellyn J. Burnes, Christopher Carroll, Jeff Dolan Sr., Cheryl Facemyer, Natalie Greene, Roberta Harbour, Katherine Kermode, Rachel Kilbarger, Warren K. Lukens, David Allen Maxson, Casey McDonald, Gay Perrin, Tiffany Qualls, Darcy M. Ringer, Edward Safranek, Edward Aaron Schaekel, Samantha Smetana, Sarah Smith, Ladona G. Stephens, John H. Taylor, Amanda J. Tope, Miranda Wilson, Kaitlyn Stewart and Richard Wilson.
Lester Manuel was approved as a substitute teacher for the 2012-13 school year effective Sept. 4.
Maternity leave was approved for Jackie Janey from September 4 to October 19.
Substitute aides approved for the 2012-13 school year, pending proper certification, were Maleta Gayle Buckley, Ellyn J. Burnes, William T. Cooperrider, Sharon Gantt, Claudia Guffey and Amanda Schwarzel.
Patricia Nutter was approved as a substitute cook for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Nine days without pay were approved for Lee Swain.
Volunteers approved at Eastern Elementary for the 2012-13 school year were, Norma Arbaugh, Kimberly Arnold, Lisa Averion, Crystal Bailey, Christy Barney, Mischelle Beeler, Theresa Blair, Paula Brown, Shelly Caldwell, Jaymie Calhoun, Rose Causey, Tracie Connolly, Angela Damewood, April Davis, Brenda Day, Bobbi Harbour, Dee Kimes, Jody King, Rachel Lee, Debra McDaniel, Romayne Martindale, Tyson Mugrage, Jackie Nelson, Ashley Nottingham, Margaret Payne, Wendy Pierce, Amanda Reed, Terri Rees, Jenny Ridenour, Paula Roush, Christina Schreckengost, Melissa Scyoc, Shilo Little, Alice Sharp, Amanda Smith, Kim Spencer, Robin Swain, Melissa VanMeter, Dwight Umbel, Rae Lynn Kimes and Jamie White.
The board approved the following policies as recommended by NEOLA: bullying and other forms of aggressive behavior; student abuse and neglect; promotion, academic acceleration, placement and retention; third grade guarantee; student assessment and academic intervention services; pediculosis (head lice) treatment form; steps for treating head lice.
A change order was approved from Spires Paving in the amount of $2,700 for additional work resurfacing the rear parking area near the walk through gate.
Open enrollment approved for the 2012-13 school year were, returning students: Gabrielle Hendrix and Tanner Hendrix; enrolled at resident district after being accepted: Destiny Adams, Levi Adams and Emma Putman; moved to district after being accepted: Tristen Middleswart and Hunter Wheeler.
The use of a math course offering from John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth was approved through the district acceleration and/or credit flex models. According to discussion, this is for a 5th grade student and is at no cost to the district.
The Eastern Local School District acceleration procedures and policies were approved.
The board approved a motion to support the Carleton School/Meigs Industries five-year, two mill levy.
A donation of $5,000 was accepted from Farmers Bank for the fitness center.
The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Eastern Library Conference Room.