REPAVING PROJECT … The Edon school parking lot will be repaved, with an expected completion date of mid-July. (PHOTO BY DANIEL COOLEY, STAFF)
By: Daniel Cooley
The Edon School Board’s April 11 meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by roll call. Four Edon School Board members, Patty Eicher, David Wehrle, Cody Best and Jamie Schaffter, were present.
First, the school board approved the meeting minutes from March 7. Next, the school board approved of the financial reports from March.
The board then approved the request for an amended certificate from the county auditor.
Next, the board approved the donations and disposals. That included Jim and Carolyn Van de Voorde, who donated all the money needed for the golf simulator.
That was followed by the board approving the march NWOESC Teacher and Paraprofessional Substitute list. The school board than approved of the girls basketball overnight trip to the University of Tennessee for June 17-19.
Next, the board approved the consent agenda items. Treasurer Deb Nester reported that revenues were a bit higher than last year at this time.
High School Principal Kayla Lapham reported that Edon students Kalon Weaver, Ian Hickman and Konnor Prince were all voted as students of the month.
In staff shoutouts, Matt Ripke, Rebecca Harvey, Sharon Hunt and John Gallehue were named teachers of the month.
In high school updates, principal Kayla Lapham reported that 31 juniors took the ACT test and 19 seniors interviewed for scholarships and 16 seniors participated in a school overnight retreat.
In the Cinderella Project, a goal of $500 for the Williams County Career Assistance was met. Also, 22 businesses will participate in the 4E’s Career Fair, on May 17. from 8:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Upcoming events are the FFA Banquet on April 30, The Prom on May 7, Middle School Fine Arts Night on May 16, High School Fine Arts Night on May 20, Seniors last day and academic awards on May 23, Four County Recognition Day on May 24 and Graduation on May 29.
In the superintendent’s report, Anthony Stevens stated that the school parking lot will be repaved in July.
“Not everyone sees the inside of our school, but everyone sees our parking lot, so it needs to look goold,” Stevens said.
Stevens stated that he will need to have a conversation about two bids that were received for stadium bleachers concrete.
Stevens also said that the school is not expecting to do a summer program this year, but there is a chance that they could do it the following summer.
Regarding the preschool program, Stevens said that they are looking into removing the tuition cost. He also said that he will be having continued conversations with the police about having someone present at the girls and boys high school home basketball games. In addition, more weight room equipment has been ordered.
Also, Stevens stated that there will be an emergency management test on May 11. In action items, the board passed the recommendation to hire Elaine Schaffter as a long term substitute in the art department.
The board also passed the following recommendations: for a one year teaching contract for Maryellen Bliss, agriculture education teacher; to accept the resignation of custodian Dave Hasse and to non-renew all supplemental contracts at the end of the 2021-22 contract year.
Next, the board approved of membership in the Ohio Athletic Association for the 2022-23 school year.
That was followed by the board tabling 5511, but approved of the rest of board policy update volume 40, number two.
Next, the board approved FY23 OHI Charter Worker Comp Group Rating Program. The board then moved into executive session.
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