NOMINATION … Board member Jenna Holzhauer nominated Daniel Elliot for the open Pike-Delta-York Board of Education Vice-President position. Following the closure of nominations from the board, the process of choosing a new Vice President took place, with the application deadline being July 8th for the open board spot. (PHOTO BY LINDSAY PHILLIPS, STAFF)
By: Lindsay Phillips
Delta Board of Education began their monthly meeting on June 22, at 6:30 p.m. President, Alice Simon called the meeting to order, followed by treasurer, Matt Feasel taking the roll of board members. Minutes from the previous meeting on May 18 were approved.
With the resignation of Vice-President, Tammy Sprow, Jenna Holzhauer nominated Daniel Elliot to be the new VP. Application deadlines for the position are July 8.
Athletic Director Drew Hange then presented athletic recognitions to the board.
Those recognized were Baseball: Brady Morr and Kalvin Tenny; Softball: Kate Friess, Faith Kern, Madison Savage, and Jasey Spiess; HS Track and Field: Carson Chiesa, Shawn Cook, DJ Davis, Caiden Etter, Gabby Ford, Jessica Galliers, Bryar Knapp, Austin Kohlofer, Eli Mora, Trinity Nation, Lavinia Palanca, Justice Reckner and James Ruple, Hunter St. John, Josh Tresnan-Reighard, Josilyn Welch and Ronnie Wyse.
Also recognized were MS Track and Field: Eli Armstrong, Gunner Avery, Adrianna Dunning, Nathan Elliot, Lucas Ford, Keagyn Gillen, Paige Hosler, Brodie Kennedy, Angela Kohlhofer, McKenzie Kruger, Grace Maynhart, Carlie Mitchell, Carter Mitchell, Aubree Perdew, Kyla Risner, Tyler Ruple, Derek Sargent, Abby Savage, Kaiden Savage, Cooper Tipton, Abbey Todd, Addison Wyse and Alex York.
Matt Feasel gave his treasurers report, sharing the financial status of the Pike Delta York Local School district as of May 31.
Feasel shared that salaries are running slightly higher than last year due to switching from twenty-four pays, to twenty-six. Matt Feasel presented the board with a Huntington Bank Depository Agreement.
Due to some issues the treasurer is experiencing with their current bank, Feasel believes switching to Huntington will not only help fix the issues, but make an easier way to transfer from accounts.
Superintendent, Ted Haselman, presented the board with over eighty contracts to approve including Classified Contracts, Athletic Contracts, Athletic Volunteers, and Non-Athletic Contracts in which the board approved.
A resignation from Regina Babcock was approved, Haselman stated, “Regina has worked here as a teacher for a number of years, and we are sad to see her go.”
Multiple extended school days were approved, including twenty days for the school’s FFA. This will allow Jessie Schulze and other teachers to help students earn their degree through summer school programs.
Summer tutoring has begun and will run through July 1. This program is to combat the impact COVID had on students learning during the shut down period. Lance Eisel and Matthew Brighton will be teaching the students at an hourly rate and on an as needed basis.
With free school lunches coming to an end, the board approved about a twenty-cent increase in school lunches and breakfasts. This is due to the FDA’s requirements on cafeteria prices. Also increasing in price will be the course fee’s for all three buildings.
As required by law, the board approved an outside contract with the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Training and Rehabilitation Center. This contract makes it so if any student becomes incarcerated, they will still be able to get their education.
Two overnight trips were accepted for the FFA Department to travel to Hocking Hills area for the Chapter Officer Retreat, and the HS Girls Soccer team to travel to Westerville, Ohio for a tournament.
With no need for an executive session, the meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m.
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