By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Wauseon Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to ratify a tentative memorandum of understanding with the Wauseon Education Association (WEA) giving teaching staff pay increases effective from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2019.
Superintendent Larry Brown said that the WEA also unanimously approved the negotiated agreement, which includes yearly base pay increases at 2.2%, 2.0% and 1.8% respectively. Brown said the planned increases will also apply to all classified employees, bus drivers (two-years only) and administrators. In addition, the Board also approved an increase in the daily substitute teacher rate from $80 per day to $90 per day, effective with the 2016-17 school year.
In other business the board approved/accepted for the 2016-17 school year:
•Authorization of the Superintendent to enter into a purchase agreement with Cardinal Bus for a 84-passenger Bluebird transit bus in the amount of $91,788.
•Offer of a one-year limited certificated contract to Michelle Borton as an 8th Grade Intervention Specialist and to Christie Metzner as the WPS Guidance Counselor
•Offer of a one-year limited classified contract to Andrea Morrow as the District Substitute Coordinator and to Michelle Cantu as a WPS Preschool Teacher Aide
•Reassignment of Stefanie Badenhop from a WPS Intervention Specialist to a WPS 2nd Grade Teacher and the transfer of Stacie Kessler from a WHS Teacher Aide to the Curriculum Assistant.
•Resignations of Bonnie Lange as Assistant to the Human Resources effective June 17, 2016 and Kristin Wymer as the Leggett Reads Coordinator, effective June 7, 2016.
•Offer of a one-year limited certificated supplemental contracts to Joe Allen (Head Coach Boys’ Track), Michelle Borton (Head Softball Coach), Kyle Borton (Assistant High School Track), Mike Colon (Head Girls’ Track), Rena Schroeder (JH Track Coach), Trent Thomas (Head Baseball Coach) and Sheila Vernot (JH Track Coach).
•Offer of a one-year limited outside supplemental contracts to Megan Fields (Assistant Softball Coach), Stan Schmidt (Boys’ Tennis Coach) and Tom Vernot (Assistant High School Track).
•Donations from Take Charge of Target to various Student Activity funds and $1,170 from Wauseon Athletic Boosters for JV/9 Volleyball jerseys.
•Modifications and supplemental modifications to the FY16 Permanent Appropriations for FFA ($6,500), Boys Basketball Camp ($2,900) and Resident Mentor ($350.00)
•NWOCA Fiscal Services Specialist contract beginning June 20, 2016 and ending on or before August 31, 201
•Purchase of Property/Fleet/Liability/Excess Liability Insurance from the Harcum-Schuett Agency and allowing Parents Supporting Schools, Wauseon After-Prom Committee, Wauseon Athletic Boosters and Music Boosters to purchase liability coverage under the school program for $70.00 per group effective July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.
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