Millcreek-West Unity Board Of Education Begins Preparations For 2014-2015 School Year

1238967_510525325691455_306623646_n_thumb8The June 23rd meeting of the Millcreek-West Unity Board of Education was called to order by President Sarah Carothers at 6:00 PM with board members Brian Wieland, Dave Girrell, Ron Baker, Sarah Carothers, and Kellie Gray in attendance. With the approval of the agenda as presented, council went on to hear principals’ reports as well as a report from Abbie Smith, who was in attendance as a representative of the Race to the Top Team. FY14 marked the final year of the district’s grant.

Several items were approved during the meeting including the minutes from the May meeting, the financial statements and investments for May 2014 as well as:

~ participation in all federal programs for the 14-15 fiscal year, including CCIP Grants and Lunch and Breakfast programs,
~ the proposal with Hylant Administrative Services for the district’s liability, violence, automobile, and property insurance at $22,402,
~ NWOCA membership fees for FY15 at $30,826.67,
~ the Technical Services Agreement with NWOCA for FY15,
~ an agreement with NWOESC for the 2014-15 Mentor Program, and
~ an agreement with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center for educational services from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 at $38 per student per day.

Resignations from Kristen Boyer (Intervention Specialist), Bonnie Good (Family and Consumer Science), and Katie Mescher (K-12 Guidance Counselor) were also approved.

Employments approved for the 2013-14 school year included Aaron Schmidt (Summer Physical Education Instructor), Amanda Nofziger (OGT Intervention), Cristin Hagans (OGT Intervention), Mike Bumb (OGT Intervention and Junior High Intervention), Tom Schaper (Senior Composite), Janie Bruner (OGT Intervention), Cherie Mercer (Summer Custodial Work), and Rylee McCain (Student helper, maintenance garage, summer months as needed).

Employments approved for the 2014-15 school year included Tony Gerig (Varsity Baseball Coach), Chris Richer (Assistant Baseball Coach), Tom Schaper (Varsity Softball Coach), Mike Bumb (Resident Educator Coordinator), Steve Riley (Saturday School Supervisor), Laura Springer (Saturday School Supervisor), Sam Maran (additional days added), Sam Boehnlein (Math Teacher and Varsity Boys Basketball Coach), Nathan Massie (Intervention Specialist Teacher), and John VanAusdale (Technology Coordinator).

Graduate study reimbursements were also approved for Mike Bumb, Angie Dusnson, Janie Rivera, Rhonda VanArsdalen, and Polly Weaver).
Other items gaining approval during the meeting included:

~ the overnight/extended trip for the Girls Basketball Team Camp at the University of Findlay from July 18 through July 20,
~ the Chromebook 2014-15 Student Loan Agreement and the Hilltop One-to-One Technology Initiative,
~ 3 days of Blizzard Bags for the 2014-15 school year to be used only as a precautionary measure for extreme weather conditions,
~ the salary notices for certified and classified employees, and
~ appropriation modifications and revenue increases.

During the meeting the board also accepted several donations including a donation of $1000 for the Church Women United Scholarship. A total of $2,915 was also accepted towards the Academic Banquet with donations.

The board went into executive session for the purpose of preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negations or bargaining sessions with public employees. No further action was taken.

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