Meeting on October 20 for their monthly regular board meeting, the Millcreek-West Unity Board of Education took in some information, and started planning for the future.
Al Wheeler addressed a concern he had with the current bus fleet with the board. He suggested that they consider trading in two or three of the older buses in the district’s possession toward the purchase of a new one.
The board approved twelve weeks of maternity leave for Angela Dunson. The leave will be regulated under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and will begin on October 10. Eight weeks of maternity leave was also approved for Sarah Rupp through FMLA, as well five days of sick leave. It should be noted that absences excused through FMLA are unpaid.
In personnel moves, the board hired Michael Creamer, Corey Eisel, and Michael Polley as Junior High Track Coaches. Jeri Sue Beaverson was hired as a Para Professional, with Marsha Ruffer serving as a substitute. New Substitute Teachers brought in by the board include Marion Allen, Kenneth Herbert, Paula Hudecek, Linda Koch-Kious, Erin McCormick, Carol Melnerney, David Miller, Katherine Miller, Grant Nicholls, Christa Rupple, Gary Solarik, Sammuel Steffes, James Stoll, and Randy Stuckey.Taking over the Seventh Grade Boys Basketball Coach position is Kevin Schaffner. Mike Bumb was approved as a Tutor for Home Bound Students as well.
The meeting ended without going into Executive Session, and was adjourned by Board President Sara Carothers.