RACINE — The Southern Local Board of Education honored long time teachers Bill Beegle and Barbara Lawrence during Monday’s meeting.
Beegle and Lawrence will both retire at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Beegle has taught for 37 years, while Lawrence has taught for 30 years, having been hired into the district 40 years ago.
Both were honored with a cake following the meeting.
A resolution was approved for an agreement with PSI Inc. to provide construction testing and inspection services for the high school addition. The amount of the agreement is not to exceed $45,000.
The board also passed a resolution to reject previous bids on the high school building project, and to advertise and receive bids on May 31. Bids are to be opened at 1 p.m. on May 31.
The board approved the five year forecast for the district as presented by treasurer Roy Johnson.
Membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association was approved for the 2012-13 school year.
Dental rates for the 2012-13 school year were approved at the rates presented. The rate is a four percent increase from $49.63 to $51.62.
An overnight trip for the high school volleyball team to attend a camp in Mason, Ohio, from July 23-25 was approved.
Elementary and High School Handbooks were approved for the 2012-13 school year. Changes include updates to the bullying section of the handbook and a decrease in number of pages to be completed by parents at the beginning of the school year.
A transfer of $157.50 was approved from the Class of 2014 to the Class of 2015, and a transfer of $815.72 was approved from uniform supplies to food service.
Reed and Baur Insurance Agency was approved as the Student Accident Insurance broker for the 2012-13 school year.
Revised permanent appropriations were approved in the amount of $13,241,340.
The board authorized the treasurer to advertise and obtain quotes for bread/bakery, milk/dairy, and gas/fuel products for the 2012-13 school year.
A license agreement with Ohio Schools Council and Bonefish Systems, LLC, was approved to provide vendor audit software. The agreement is for five years and will not exceed $2,800 annually.
In personnel matters, the board approved the transfer of Alan Crisp to the Elementary Physical Education position.
Katherine Hayman was hired on a one year limited contract as high school English teacher for the 2012-13 school year.
A one year (212 day) limited contract was approved with Rachel Cornell as a Speech Language Pathologist for the 2012-13 school year.
The resignation of William Beegle for retirement purposes was approved. Beegle has taught for 37 years.
The hiring of Carrie Morarity as a substitute custodian and cook for the remainder of the school year was approved.
Scott Cleland was hired as an intervention specialist for the 2012-13 school year on a one year limited contract.
A purchase service agreement with Ed Baker was approved for technology services in the amount of $33,475.
The board approved the resignation of Elizabeth Graham as high school math teacher due to other employment.
Joe Cornell was hired on a one year limited contract for the 2012-13 school year.
The board approved the job description and posting of two supplemental positions for summers ports/activities coordinator for boys and girls at $1,500 each.
Supplemental contracts for the 2011-12 school year were approved for Chad Dodson, variety show; Mindy Patterson, eighth grade trip chaperone; Sean Riffle, eighth grade trip chaperone.
Supplemental contracts approved for the 2012-13 school year were, Jeff Caldwell, varsity boys basketball coach; Alan Crisp, seventh and eighth grade volleyball; Mick Winebrenner, varsity golf; Scott Cleland, varsity girls basketball, athletic director, work study coordinator; Katherine Hayman, junior varsity volleyball; Richard Cooksey, boys and girls junior high track; Brian Weaver, assistant varsity football.
Summer school teachers and aides approved for May 29-June 14 were Misty Rogers, Christy Essick, Carrie Gardner, Lisa Schenkelberg, Beth Bay, Rachel Hupp, Lori Hill, Jenny Manuel, Carolyn Robinson, Evelyn Stanley, Patty Cook, Launa Teaford, Carmel Evans and Mindy Patterson. The teachers and aides will work 12 days, four hours per day (8 a.m.-noon). Teacher pay is $23 per hour, while aide pay is $10 per hour.
Joe Cornell and Megan Edwards were approved as teachers for science camp from May 29-June 1, four hours each day (8 a.m.-noon). Pay is $23 per hour. Students participating will be making weather balloons.
Ann Ohlinger and Marcia Weaver were approved as teachers for the OGT prep and administration June 14-21. six total days, 13 total hours. Pay is $23 per hour.
Kathy Miller, Tom Theiss and Melissa Ready were approved as bus drivers for summer school at a pay rate of $48 per day ($12 per hour).
The hiring of two summer school teachers at Southern High School were approved. Teachers have not been selected.
The board voted 3-2 not to approve the hiring of Kim McClain as the 21st Century High School Grant Coordinator. Board members Dennie Evans, John Hoback and Peggy Gibbs voted no.
The board approved the non-renewal of all 2011-12 supplemental contracts.
The next Southern Local Board of Education meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on June 25 in the high school media center.