By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Archbold Area Schools had a great end to the year and work is underway on various projects to get ready for the next.
In his report to the school board for June, Superintendent Aaron Rex highlighted the success stories for 2015-16.
“There were lots of activities in all of the buildings and our sports teams had an excellent spring,” Rex stated in the report. “Softball and baseball finished off their seasons in the regional finals, and we had multiple individuals at the state track meet.”
The custodial and maintenance staff made quick work of clearing out the offices and new construction has begun.
“We are looking forward to seeing how the new offices look, and also to the protection it will offer our students during the school day,” Rex said.
The district plans to hire a new custodian for the elementary school. The goal is to provide training over the summer while also working with the summer crew on each of the buildings
The cafeteria ended the year on a high note with a positive cash balance. Rex thanked staff for their hard work over the last three years, and the school will continue to look at new ways/ideas to get students to buy lunches.
The gym floor project is well under way and should be completed in the next few weeks. The heat has caused things to move a bit slower, but Rex believes the crew will finish ahead of the six-week projected deadline.
In other actions, the board:
-Approved Hylant Group/Ohio School Plan Liability, Violence, Auto, and Property Insurance Coverage beginning July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2017. Total package amount $47,622.
-Authorized the Fund Advance Return of $8,000 from 009 Uniform Supply to GF.
-Approved a donation from AHS After Prom Committee for $2,000 to the Class of 2017.
-Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Justin Dominique as a junior high wrestling coach for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Approved Cameron Yontz as a volunteer football coach for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Approved Garrett Grime as a volunteer football coach for the 2016-2017 school year.
-Approved Jared Mattin as a volunteer wrestling coach for the 2016-2017 school year.
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