PROJECT UPDATE … Edon Superintendent Anthony Stevens stated that completion for the bleachers and press box will be mid-July. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
The Edon School Board meeting of May 9 began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by roll call. Four school board members, Cody Best, Jamie Schaffter, Patty Eicher and David Wehrle, were in attendance.
First, the board approved of the meeting minutes from April 11.
The board then approved of 11 other areas from the consent agenda: financial reports for April 2022; an amended certificate from the county auditor; the then and now certificate for April 2022; a donation of Powerbilt set of golf clubs; donations; list of graduating seniors and early graduates; the NWOESC April Teacher and Paraprofessional substitute lists; varsity boys basketball overnight camp at Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp; an overnight trip for Girls softball June tournament; student accident insurance program through Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company for the 2022-23 school year.
In the treasurer’s report from Deb Nester revenues were down over the last fiscal April year by $36,429 and expenses were down $270,285 over the previous year. To date, revenues were over expenditures by $706,756. Income tax for April 22 was $188,928,
In the 7-12 principal’s report from Kayla Lapham, a staff choice for a staff shout out went to Hannah Everetts and Tacia Livensparger. The student’s choices were Mrs. Kipfer, Mr. Gallehue and Mr. Staten.
A mock crash for students in grades 10-12 was held and the 83rd FFA Banquet took place on April 30.
The following field trips were held: courthouse, CCNO, Cadaver Lab, Youth Summit, Art, FFA, 4E’s Career Fair and 4E’s Future Planning.
The prom also took place, Lapham thanked Katie Rummel and the junior parents. She also gave a shout out to Jennifer Radabaugh and Dar Thiel for driving students to and from Urban Air.
In upcoming events, fine arts night is May 16 and May 20, academic awards are May 23 and.graduation is May 29.
In the junior high school update, in the junior high student committee, two students from each Academic Assist were chosen to represent their student body in making end of the year recommendations.
The theme for the junior high dance was Hawaiian and the junior high field day will be Slip and Slide Kickball.
In the superintendent’s report, Anthony Stevens reported that the bleacher structure is out, the lines are marked and no lines will need to be moved for the retaining wall. The target for the concrete is June and the bleachers and press box will be mid-July.
In personnel, the school district was not able to hire anyone for foreign languages. However, after talking to Archbold, Edon could contract with that school to teach some Spanish classes.
There will be an emergency management test this week and there will be an upcoming policy committee meeting. Stevens will send a text regarding what time.
In action items, a new fund for the Class of 2026 was approved and a five-year forecast and assumptions for fiscal years 2022-26 was approved.
The board then approved of nine recommendations: to accept the resignation of Alicia Graham as student services coordinator; to accept the resignation of Emily Baker, teacher; a one year contract for Pauline Snow, custodian; teaching contracts, beginning Ausgust 18; non-teaching contracts; supplemental contracts for the 2022-23 school year; contracts for Summer School/Camp Teachers; junior high/high school and elementary handbooks for the 2022-23 school year and HPC Medicaid School Program Service Agreement for the 2022-23 school year.
The school board then moved into executive session.
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