The Wauseon Board of Education met Thursday, April 24 for their regularly monthly noon school board meeting. After observing a moment of silence in remembrance of John S. Tiffany, the owner of Tiffany’s Café and a long time teacher in Wauseon Schools, the Board moved on to conduct business as usual by first approving the creation of fund 007-9021, the John S. Tiffany Scholarship Fund.
The Board also accepted with gratitude donations from Don’s Automotive Group, LLC ($400 to the Class of 2015 for Prom), the American Legion ($1500 to the WPS Food Pantry), and Community Outreach (Wauseon Bus Drivers) ($25 to the John S. Tiffany Scholarship Fund).
Personnel items approved during the meeting included one-year limited certificated teaching contracts to Sara Rupp as a WHS Math Teacher and Derek Eddings as the WES Physical Education Teacher. Both contracts are for the 2014-15 school year and, as standard, are contingent upon the receipt of a clean BCI/FBI background check. One-year limited non-athletic supplemental contracts were also approved for Joy Hutchison as the WMS Student Council Advisor and Sherry Burke as the WHS Student Council Advisor for the 2014-15 school year. Ronald Shipley was also approved as a Substitute Sweeper for the 2013-14 school year.
Other personnel items addressed by the board included the acceptance of Jessica Aeschliman’s resignation as both the WHS/WMS Vocal Music Teacher and the 2014-15 Summer Vocal Music Advisor and Spring Musical Assistant. Aeshliman’s resignation will go into effect with the close of the 2013-14 school year.
The appointment of Sarah Short to the Wauseon Public Library Board of Trustees to complete the term of Nancy Yackee, from May 13, 2014 through December 2018 was also approved.
During the meeting the board also authorized the construction of a separate athletic facility on the condition that all of the total projected funds needed to complete the project are met through in-kind and monetary donations. Once constructed, the Wauseon Athletic Boosters, along with the support of private contributors, will donate the facility to the Wauseon Board of Education.
The Board also authorized the Superintendent to implement the 1:1 Initiative using remaining funds from the OSFC Building project, which are limited to instructional and facility expenditures. More information on the athletic facility and the 1:1 Initiative can be found in the accompanying press releases from the Board of Education.
The next regular meeting of the Wauseon Board of Education will be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, May 12 at the Board of Education.