REEDSVILLE — The Eastern Local Board of Education has decided upon officers and approved numerous hirings and appropriations.
During its recent organizational meeting, longtime board member John Rice announced his retirement and was recognized for his 20 years of service to the district. Samantha Mugrage was appointed to fill the position, and was also elected student achievement liaison for 2016.
The Eastern board elected Floyd Ridenour as president, Tom Morrissey as vice president, and Adam Will as legislative liaison for 2016.
The board approved the establishment of the following committees: Policy, Brandon Buckley and Tom Morrissey; building and grounds, Floyd Ridenour and Tom Morrissey; personnel, Adam Will and Tom Morrissey; and public relations, Brandon Buckley and Samantha Mugrage.
A finance/audit committee was also appointed. The group is scheduled to meet periodically with board treasurer and district superintendent to monitor the district’s financial status. Members of the board appointed for the committee are Will and Mugrage.
The bond for the treasurer was fixed at $50,000 and the treasurer was authorized to provide a bond satisfactory to the board of education; the cost will be paid by the board.
The board designated 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month as the date and time of regular monthly meetings, which will be conducted in the elementary school library conference room. It was noted the meeting dates are subject to change.
Minutes of the December regular meeting were approved, as well as the financial reports for December and an amendment to the permanent appropriation resolution.
The board entered into executive session at 7:26 p.m. and reconvened into regular session at 8:15 p.m..
Upon their return, approvals were given for the hiring of Donna Hatcher, Jacqueline Jacobs and Cassidy Schaut-Perkins as substitute teachers for the 2015-16 school year, pending proper certification.
Angela Spencer was approved as a substitute aide and Ryland Michael as a substitute bus driver, both for the 2015-16 school year, pending proper certification.
Supplemental contracts were given to Josh Fogle, head track coach, and Jeremy Hill, junior varsity softball coach.
An indoor track was approved for the district and Josh Fogle was named volunteer indoor track coach.
Sondra Koenig presented a the letter of retirement to the board, effective May 31, 2016, which was approved.
The meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting of the Eastern Local Board of Education will be 6:30 p.m. Feb.17 in the elementary library conference room.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2551