Montpelier School Board Finalizes Plans For New School Year in Brief Meeting

During a brief regularly scheduled meeting held Tuesday, August 13, the Montpelier School Board finalized the last bits and pieces of personnel, financial, and business related matters needed to start the school year.

Matters related to the employment of certified included the approval of maternity leave for Elizabeth Schoenrock from approximately September 22, 2013 through December 19, 2013; to rescind Alysha Saneholtz as an Entry Year Mentor for the 2013-14 school year; Jennifer Martin as an Entry Year Mentor for the 2013-14 year; graduate hours for Katy Corkle, Stephanie Friend, Khrysta Long, and Su Thorp for the 2013-14 school year, to rescind Amy Scott as Junior High Science Olympiad Advisor for the 2013-14 school year; Lester Orndorff as Junior High Science Olympiad Advisor for the 2013-14 school year; Charlene Johnson as Junior High Volleyball Coach for the 2013-14 school year; Joseph Brigle to secure workers for high school and junior high school volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, wrestling, track, and to secure substitute workers as needed for the 2013-14 school year with wages of $20 to $40 dollars per night to be paid by the Athletic Department; and horizontal movements on the salary schedule for Steven Brancheau, Anthony Coleman, Katy Corkle, Meredith Ford, Timothy Ford, Miranda Oates, Lance Thorp, and Katie Zimmerman upon verification of eligibility.

Related to the employment of classified staff the board approved Fara Neff as the district substitute for the 2013-14 school year, Ashley Skiles to the substitute aide list for the 2013-14 school year, Joseph Brigle to secure workers in the aforementioned manner, and maternity leave for Denise Thorp from approximately October 3, 2013 through January 6, 2014.

Aside from the approval of all financial states as presented the board also approved transfers of funds between varying accounts. $296.89 will be transferred from the Class of 2011 fund to the 7-12 Principal Activity Fund and $693.94 will be transferred from the Class of 2013 fund to the 7-12 Principal Activity Fund. An advance of $60,000 from the General Fund to the Permanent Improvement Fund, to be repaid in March 2014, was also approved.

Other business included the approval of an agreement with Logan County Education Service Center for vision impaired, orientation, and mobility services for the 2013-14 school year. The recommendation to amend the Classified Employees Administrative Procedure Manual effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014 as well as a rental service agreement with Knox Textiles, Inc. was also approved.

The final approval of the night came with the appointment of Darrell Higbie as the delegate to OSBA Annual Business Meeting. No alternate was appointed.

The meeting closed with Principals Su Thorp and Connie Graham noting that they are looking forward to the start of the new school year and welcoming new teachers and students. They also expressed their gratitude to the custodial and technical staffs for the work they did over the summer to prepare the building for the 2013-14 school year.

Chelsie Firestone can be reached at chelsie@wauseonreporter.com

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