Montpelier Board Recognizes The Achievements Of Nine Students

VR LOGO - WEBBy: Timothy Kays

The Montpelier Exempted village Board of Education convened in regular session on the afternoon of March 10.

The Board approved the financial reposts, and also accepted a substantial amount of donations. Those donations included…

•From Parkview Physicians: $3,873.94 to the Athletic Department
•From Shopko: $2,000.00 to the General Fund
•From the First United Methodist Church: $462.84 to the Nurse’s Discretionary Fund
•From the Montpelier Civic League, the Thompson Geesey Funeral Home, Rings Pharmacy, Superior Auto, and Winzeler Stamping: $100.00 each to the Class of 2016
•From the Andres, O’Neil, and Lowe Agency, and Edon Farmers: $50.00 each to the Class of 2016
•From the Bryan Eagles: $500.00 to the Class of 2016
•From CK Technologies: $2,000.00 to Robotics
•From the Memorial for Phil Lyons and June Tesmer: $100.00 to the Choir

In matters of Certified Staff, the Board moved to employ Vicki Martinich as Dean of Students, beginning August 1, 2015 and continuing through July 31, 2016. The 195-day contract will carry a salary of $60,000, and is also subject to other terms and conditions as are set forth in the written contract document, as presented to Board. The Board approved the graduate hours for Stephanie Friend for the 2014-2015 school year, and named David Bauer as the spring weight room supervisor for the 2014-2015 school year, and Marla Nafziger and Roger Pence to the substitute teacher list for the same time period.

The Board approved an agreement for services provided by the NwOESC (Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center) for the 2015-2016 school year. The Board also agreed to the NBEC/NWOCA Managed Internal Broadband Service Agreement, commencing on July 1, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2023, and a three year antivirus software agreement with Thirtyseven4, LLC
In a retroactive action, the Board gave their consent to the Ohio NASP State Archery Shoot trip to Columbus, departing March 5, 2015, and returning March 6, 2015.

High School Principal, Ms. Su Thorp, called forward student Lindsey Ingle. Ms. Ingle won the Montpelier Spelling Bee competition, and advanced to the Williams County competition. Ms. Thorp presented an award from the family of Denver Bechtol to Ms. Ingle in recognition of her achievements.

The Student Achievement Liaison Report of Mr. Darrell Higbie again singled out some of the brightest stars of the Montpelier Elementary School, as nominated by their teachers. The nominees for March included:

Jackson Miller – Kindergarten
Luke Friend – 1st grade
Azlin Westfall – 1st grade
Zeek Oehler – 2nd grade
Emma Dauwalter – 3rd grade
MaKaya Crisenbery – 4th grade
Korryn Peffley– 4th grade
Emily Fritsch – 6th grade

The Board retired into executive session for the discussion of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee or the investigation of charges or complaints against an employee, official, licensee or student. No action was taken as a result of the executive session, and the Board adjourned forthwith.

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