POMEROY — Teaching and other personnel to fill staff vacancies for the school year were hired, and the first reading of a proposed agreement on using a weighted grading scale for advanced placement (AP) courses was given at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Meigs Local Board of Education.
This year Meigs Local is offering an AP course in chemistry. The expectation, according to Steve Ohlinger, principal, is to add another next year.
With all five board members present, Ryan Mahr, Larry Tucker, Ron Logan, Todd Snowden and Roger Abbot, president, tuition rates for Meigs students who do not qualify under open enrollment were set at $175.66 for in-state and $997.86 for out-of -state per student per month were set for the 2013-14 school years.
The Board also voted to enter into an agreement with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office to provide security in all three buildings in the district, the extent and details of which will be announced later.
Also approved at the meeting was an extension of a lease with Drew Webster Post 39, American Legion, for use of a portion of the Meigs Local Administrative Central Office effective Jan. 1, 2014. The lease will be for a 10 year period for $1.
Due to scheduling conflicts Board meetings for the remainder of 2013 were changed to every other Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Th 2014 Workers’; Compensation Group Rating Risk Management Program at a cost of 675 with Comp Management, Inc., was approved. Also approved was an increase to the MMS Athletic Change Fund from $150 to 200 as requested by David Deem, MMS athletic director. The depository agreement with The Depository Agreement with The Farmers Bank & Savings Company for banking services was renewed for the period, for Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2018 .
Personnel hired included Emily Hill as the 21st Century social worker at Meigs Elementary on a one year contract for the current school year at $27,500. Hired as social workers were Shawn Weaver at Meigs Primary School and Julie Mayer at Meigs Intermediate School at salaries of $27,500 to be paid from the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant. Kimberly Wolfe was hired at Meigs Elementary and Carly Crow at Meigs High School as funded by the 21st Century Grant at $30,000 and $28,500, respectively for the current school year.
Others hired were Cindy Doczi as Meigs Middle School cheerleader advisor; Cary Betzing as 7th grade boys basketball coach, Rita Simmons as a resident educator mentor, and Jackie Ortman as National Honor Society advisor, all for the current school year.
Hired as a substitute cook for the school year was Maria Hampton. Jay Humphreys, Amber Blackwell and Charles Knopp were hired as girls basketball coaches; Nick Michael as an assistant band director, and Cindy Doczi, Megan Hollanbaug,Kevin Musser and Bethany Lee as personal assistants for health handicapped special education students, at a pay rate of $10 per hour for hours worked to be paid from federal grant funds.
Hired as substitute teachers for the school year to be used on an as9-needed basis were John Greg Bailey, Michael Bartrum, Mary Brauer, Ilse Burris, Teresa Carr, Cynthia Viale, Susan Cochran, Barb Crow, Jeff Dolan, William Downie, Christina Eddy, Marjorie Fetty, John Flemming, Vicki Griffin, Suzanne Hanning, Vicki Hughes, Linda Lear, Warren Lukens, Debra McCall, Linda McManus, Allen Midcap, Linda Myers, Gay Perrin, Kevin Porter, Donna Sayre, Michael Wilfong, Linda Yonker, and Ashley Halley.
The resignation of Daniel Thomas a 7th grade football coach and the switch of Vince Vanaman from varsity assistant coach to 7th grade football coach, and the hiring of Cassidy Willford as a varsity assistant coach was approved. Shane Milhoan’s resignation as a substitute bus driver was accepted.