Wheelersburg BOE

The Organizational Meeting of the Wheelersburg Local School District Board of Education was held prior to the January 14, 2016 regular Board meeting.

Matthew Miller was elected president and Scott Jolly was elected vice-president.

Ben Gill was elected OSBA Legislative Liaison for 2016.

Jonathan Eaton was elected OSBA Student Achievement Liaison for 2016.

The Board adopted the Tax Budget for Fiscal Year 2017.

The Board set the regular meeting dates for 2016 as the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

The Board approved standing authorizations as submitted.

The following business was conducted at the regular meeting following the Organizational Board Meeting.

In observance of January being School Board Member Recognition Month, Mark Knapp, Superintendent, presented Board Members certificates of appreciation from the Ohio School Boards Association.

Special Recognition was given to the following:

* Wheelersburg Middle School Spelling Bee winners

6th – 8th Grade Winner – Rohit Kataria

6th – 8th Grade Runner-up – Serena Kataria

4th – 5th Grade Winner – Paisley French

4th – 5th Grade Runner-up – Jaylyn Pham

* Wheelersburg Middle School Science Fair winners

Grand Champion – Rohit Kataria

7th – 8th Grade 1st Place – Aidan Wright

2nd Place – Eric Green

3rd Place – Aaron Jolly

4th Place – Justin Janney

5th Place – Billy Bagnall

Honorable Mention – Sam Hawk

Honorable Mention – Mina Bussa

6th Grade 1st Place – Serena Kataria

2nd Place – Rachel Davenport

3rd Place – Ava Dixon

4th Place – Trey Walton

5th Place – Hannah Arthur

5th Grade 1st Place – Alexis Gilliland

2nd Place – Beau Castaneda

3rd Place – Emily Janney

4th Place – Drew Willis

5th Place – Kyra Warren

* Mitchell McFarland, Golf, SOC II Player of the Year

* WHS Girls’ Tennis Team, SOC Co-Champions

* WHS Girls’ Soccer Team, SOC Champions

Morgan Willoughby, Girls’ Soccer, SOC Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-Ohio

Todd Jarvis, Girls’ Soccer, SOC Coach of the Year

* WHS Boys’ Soccer Team, SOC II Champions

Ethan McCain, Boys’ Soccer, SOC II Player of the Year, District Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Ohio, National All Great Lakes Region Team

* WHS Volleyball Team, SOC II Champions

Marley Hanzel, Volleyball, SOC II Player of the Year, District Player of the Year, 2nd Team All-Ohio

* WHS Football Team, SOC II Champions, Regional Champions

Kyle Davis, Football, SOC II Back of the Year, SEO Division V Offensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Ohio Quarterback

Sam Hall, Football, SOC II Lineman of the Year, 1st Team All-Ohio Lineman

Jordan Howard, Football, 2nd Team All-Ohio Offensive Back

Jake Darnell, Football, Special Mention All-Ohio Offense

Daylor Lewis, Football, Special Mention All-Ohio Special Teams

Xander Carmichael, Football, Special Mention All-Ohio Defense

Approval of minutes of the November 23, 2015 Regular Board Meeting was followed by the treasurer’s recommendations:

* Approval of the November 2015 and December 2015 Financial Reports

* Accepted donations from the Wheelersburg Athletic Association, Southern Ohio Medical Center, Chad Thompson, Kroger Community Rewards, It’s In the Bag, WHS Band Boosters, Grace Gospel Church, Wal-Mart, Wheelersburg Baptist Church

Superintendent’s recommendations included the following:

* Employment of substitute teachers

* Adjustment of salary of certified employee

* Employment of substitute support staff

* Acceptance of resignation for the purpose of retirement

* Approval of OEPI Membership

* Approval of Volunteers

* Employment of Home Instruction teacher

* Approval of two resolutions

Old Business of the Board:

* Second reading and adoption of the following Board Policies:

EEA, Student Transportation Services

EEAC, School Bus Safety Program

EEACC, Student Conduct on District Managed Transportation

EEACCA, Recording Devices on Transportation Vehicles

EEACC-R, Student Conduct on District Managed Transportation

EEACD, Drug Testing for District Personnel Required to Hold a Commercial Driver’s License

EEACE, School Bus Idling

EEAD, Non-Routine Use of School Buses

EEAE, Student Transportation in Private Vehicles

JEA, Compulsory Attendance Ages

JECAA-R, Admission of Homeless Students

New Business of the Board:

* First reading of the following Board Policy:

GCBC-R, Professional Staff Fringe Benefits

The next Board of Education meeting will be held February 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Board Office on Center Street.