By: Daniel Cooley
The Edgerton School Board meeting of May 16 began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by roll call. Five board members, Lyn Bowsher, Amanda Giesige, Christina Herman, Nick Hug and Robert Siebenaler, were present.
In the first order of business, the board approved the agenda for May 16 and approval of the meeting minutes.
The board broke for executive session, but then returned, with superintendent Kermit Riehle reporting. The board approved of the EHS candidates for graduation, 49 of them.
Riehle then commended eight students who participated in the Bryan Times Design an Ad Contest: fifth grade, OLanie Cheek, Spencer Abraham and Peighton Miller; sixth grade, Rubix Kaiser, Chloe Hazelton and Peyton Baker; seventh grade, Emma Moore, fifth place winner and Gain Hawkins, eighth grade, fourth place winner.
In donations, Bayer Crop American Farmers Grow donated $5,000 in the FFA Chapter on behalf of Leslie and Melinda Culler, Williams County Pork Producers donated $200 and a monetary donation was given for pulled pork for the FFA banquet.
The school board then approved of the 2022-23 book fees, $35 for PK-6 and $100 for grades 7-12.
Next, the board approved of the 2022-23 cafeteria prices, $2.70 for grades K-6, $2.95 for grades 7-12 and $3.75 for adults, with milk at 5cents for each group.
The board then approved of overnight athletic camps; volleyball camp at Cedar Point; girls basketball camp at Findlay and cross country, in Hocking Hills.
Next, the board approved of the 2022-23 curriculum guide and the contract for a truancy officer from the NWO Education Service Center.
The board then approved of optional participation with Guarantee Trust Life Insurance for student accident coverage, with premiums paid for by the parent/guardian.
Next, the board approved of a contract for shared speech services with Edon Schools and then approved of the current NwOESC substitute lists for paraprofessionals and teachers.
The board then approved of the non-renewal of spring advisors, supplemental contracts for the following: Jason Zumbaugh, varsity track; Ashlie Grieser, assistant varsity track; Chase McClellan, assistant varsity track; John Michael, varsity track; Krista Paul, junior high track; Greg Jennings, junior high track; Jayma Hug, junior high track; Michel Gilliland, varsity baseball; Noah Landel, assistant varsity baseball; Marchetta Caryer, varsity softball; Mike Caryer, assistant varsity softball; Brody Flegal, summer strength coach; Kiersten Blue, varsity cheer; Evian Wehri, junior high cheer; Jordan Nichols, freshman cheer; Shania Herman, mat maids; Keith Merillat, athletic director; Michael Gilliland, assistant athletic director; Olivia Schaffner, freshman class advisor; Macie Schroeder, sophomore class advisor; Jawn Merillat, junior class advisor and senior class advisor; Lindsey Bever, gifted coordinator; Jawn Merillat, language club advisor; Joe Bales, Log of E Advisor; Nora Jackson, high school music advisor; Eric harter, high school music advisor (drama); Angella Burklo, junior high science club advisor; Kelly Bales, speech and debate club; Julie Meyer, elementary art club, Olivia Schaffner, national honor society advisor; Kelly Bales, high school student council advisor; Maimee Giesige, middle school student council advisor; Taylor Nickerson, marching band and pep band advisor; Jenni Heisler, Future teachers advisor; Olivia Schaffner, scholastic quiz bowl advisor; Wendy Rice, elementary quiz bowl advisor; Seth Schroeder, junior high quiz bowl advisor; Tracy Randleman,district resident educator mentor coordinator; Gayle Adams, resident educator mentor and Keith Merillat, resident educator mentor 2.
Next, the board approved of the resignation of Linda Everett, who is retiring on November 1 and of bus drivers Darlene Doan and Lana Krill.
The board then approved the three-year extended contract of Ben Wilhelm and a three-year contract of Angella Burklo.
That was followed by the board approving of one-year certified teaching contracts for Jacob Adams, Nicholas Archer, Lauren Gulker, Jenni Heisler and Emilee Riehle.
Next, the board approved of three-year contracts for Emily Grime and Nora Jackson and five years for Kelly Bales, Maimee Giesige and Macie Schroeder.
Next, the board approved the current hourly rate for Melinda Thiel as a substitute teacher and approved non-certified two-year contracts for Tacha Rohrer, Amie Lower; Traci Suchocki, Camie Hicks, Gary Beck, Zachary Scott, Gary Cooley and Leslie Pool.
The board then approved of the 2022 summer reading program and staff members Lindsey Bever and Crystal Miller and approved of the transfer of Shari Owusu-Safo as a fifth grade teacher.
Next, the board approved of the increase in salary for the remaining two years of John VanAusdale’s contract and approved of the first reading of the 2022-23 athletic handbook, pass list and physical packet.
Superintendent Riehle extended thanks to the Edon Cinderella Project, Angella Rennerk for the Wizard of Oz production, the family of Jaime Newman Nester, the University of Findlay and the OSBA, for renewal of membership.
In other notes, a student teacher from Trine University will be working with Mrs. Adams, the drawing of the football press box is complete and Bell Engineering is prepping for a bid.
The school board then moved into executive session.
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