Stryker School Board Creates Employee Benefit Fund

The Village Reporter

Upon commencing their March regular meeting on Monday the sixteenth, the Stryker Board of Education first settled its pressing financial matters.

Chief amongst such concerns was the establishment of the 026 Employee Benefits Agency Fund. This new fund was created for the purpose of managing the Flex spending accounts through the district. The board approved an amendment to their appropriations in order to place $5,500 into the new account.

There were also a couple of donations accepted by the board. The Jodi Herman Insurance Agency gave the school $40 to go toward its prom. The SPSP donated $1,000 into the Principal Fund as well.

Principal Dave Schultz, in his report to the board, announced the school’s winner of the Franklin B. Walters Scholarship Award. Student Katie Yoder and teacher Mel Baldwin were honored with the award. Schultz also updated the board on several upcoming events, including Donuts with Dad, which will take place on April 14.

During his own report, Superintendent Nate Johnson informed the board on the progression of the Softball Press Box project. The exterior was to be finished by the conclusion of the week, at some point between March 20 and March 22 most likely. The project as a whole should see completion by April 6.

The Stryker School District has been approved to receive the Safe School grant. This free funding will provide the school a social worker for two years time, with an option to possibly carry over for a third year. The grant will cover the full cost of the social worker, leaving the district with no cost to pick up.

A one year contract was approved by the board. Katie McHugh is currently the school’s newest employee. She will serve as a teacher through the 2015-16 academic year.

The board adjourned the meeting without entering into Executive Session.

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