Delta School Board Hears Progress Reports From Principals

By James Pruitt

A. Presentation of “Students of the Month” as recommended by the Building Principals and Staff
1. Delta Elementary School – Carter Morr
2. Delta Middle School – Dakota Swicegood
3. Delta High School – Chassidy Foote

Recommendation from the Superintendent to approve the following:
A. Personnel
1. Jolene Kopena Spanish Teacher 1 Year Contract Step 2 MA+30 Part-Time
2. Resignation
a. Jolene Kopena Part- Time Spanish Teacher Effective June 30, 2017
3. Supplemental Contracts
a. Daniel Carrizales Head MS Wrestling Coach
b. Derek Friess 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
c. Justin Callahan 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
d. Maryellen Kina 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
4. Volunteers
a. Timothy Durfey Volunteer Boys Soccer
b. Kristopher Boysel Volunteer Boys Basketball
c. Rebecca Wright Volunteer Equestrian Club Advisor
d. Kolina Harper Volunteer Equestrian Club Advisor
6. Increase in Substitute Pay
a. Substitute Teacher Rate – Rate is based on consecutive days worked in same position. 1-10 days $90/day; 11-30 days $100/day; 31-59 days $110/day
b. Substitute Custodial Rate increase $10.10/hour

Pike-Delta-York FFA Chapter (nine students) and Mr. Leininger will travel to Indianapolis to attend the National FFA Convention on Oct. 19-22. School transportation will be used for the field trip. The expenses for the field trip will be funded through donations from local agri-businesses, fundraising activities, Career Technical Education Funds, and direct charge to students attending.

C. Revised 6th Grade Fees for the 2016-2017 school year.
Agenda book – $3.50
Calculator – $12
ELA Storyworks – $8
Math 6 Common Core Workbook – $16
Total – $39.50
Plus selected fees if on
student’s schedule
Art 6 – $10
Band 6 – $10

Recommendation to accept contract with NwOESC for extended school year services for student with special needs at a total cost of $315.

Elementary School report
The percentage of students not on track for the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee shows some progress, a diagnostic test shows.
Kindergarten – 2015-16 – 23%,
2016-17 – 27%
First Grade – 2015-16 – 15%,
2016-17 – 9%
Second Grade – 2015-16 – 11%,
2016-17 – 8%
Third Grade – 2015-16 – 24%,
2016-17 – 17%

Current enrollment – 521
Kindergarten – 91
First Grade – 99
Second Grade – 99
Third Grade – 114
Fourth Grade – 118
New enrollments – 51
Withdrawn – 32

School officials are packing 56 backpacks for Coach Cory’s Backpack program. This serves 99 children, up from 79 last year.

Middle School
Staff for Panther Den, an after school program will be paid by a grant through NWOESC. Planning sessions are underway with the opening set for Oct. 10. Family Fun night planned at Johnston’s Fruit Farm.

Upcoming dates
Oct. 10 Spirit Week
Oct. 18 Seventh graders to visit BGSU for Finances 101
Oct. 19-21 Sixth-graders at Camp Storer
Oct. 24 Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 25 DMS Safety Day

High School
Twenty-eight students from Ag courses competed in the Fulton Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Soil Judging Contest. Sixteen were scheduled to go onto the district’s in Napoleon.
Eight students from the Student Council for a leadership conference at Defiance College.
About 120 students are in fall sports.

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