POMEROY — Temporary appropriations in the amount of $25,892,269 for operation of schools in the the Meigs Local School District for fiscal year 2012-2013 were approved by the Meigs Local Board of Education at Tuesday night’s meeting.
The Board also gave approval to the final revised permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2011-2012 in the amount of $27,596,420.
Financial Officer Mark Rhonemus said that the temporary appropriations includes all operational funds for the district with the exception of those for student activities. He also said that the new round of federal money is not included in the total figure and he expects that to be about $1.7 million. The state provides about 14 million for Meigs Local’s school operations.
During the meeting the status of the Meigs Local Enrichment Foundation’s work in building the sports complex was noted along with the June 30 expiration of the lease on the land where the improvements were made. With the lease expiration on the site comes the donation of the improvements made by the Enrichment Foundation to the Meigs Local School District. Those improvements which includes all field, facilities and structural development some to a total value of $1,569,250, according to figures provided by Penny Mullen, interior designer, RVC Architects, Inc. A dedication of the sports facility will take place at 6 p.m. on July 20.
In preparation for the opening of school for students on Aug. 22, 10 new teachers were hired by the board. They were Joshua Eddy and Christopher VanReth, special education teachers at Meigs Intermediate School; Shelby Leatherman, special education teacher at Meigs High School; Megan Wise, teacher at the Meigs Primary School; Rachel Stolzfus, teacher at the Meigs Middle School; Jeremy Hill, Sarah Lee and Samantha Barr, all teachers at the Meigs Elementary School,; Pierrette Morales, Spanish teacher at Meigs High School; and Tom Cremeans, Health Tech teacher at Meigs High School.
Also hired during the meeting were Carrie Abbott and Donna Wolf as summer school teachers at Meigs High School, and Matthew Simpson on a supplemental contract as web designer. The resignation of Nichol Honaker, as English teacher and National Honor Society advisor at Meigs High was accepted.
In other action the treasurer/CFO was authorized to advertise and obtain bids for bread/bakery, milk/dairy, and gas/fuel products for the upcoming school year.
Attending the meeting were Superintendent Rusty Bookman, Rhonemous, and Board members, Todd Snowden, Larry Tucker, Roger Abbott, and Ron Logan.