HOPEFUL …Wauseon Superintendent Troy Armstrong and the school board are all hopeful that the levy passes so they can keep the school running. Seen here at the April 7, 2022 school board meeting, following a 2 1/2 hour Executive Session, are Board members Curt Crew and Larry Fruth, Superintendent Troy Armstrong, Board President Staci Radabaugh, Treasurer Dave Fleming and board members Amy Fisher and Larry Zimmerman, Jr. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
Wauseon School Board meeting for April 7, 2022 began at 5:15 and went immediately into an Executive Session for the consideration of the employment of an employee.
As Wauseon School Treasurer, Dave Fleming, is retiring, they interviewed to fill his position. The Executive Session ended at 7:55, with no action taken.
In regular session, the board voted to approve the minutes of the previous meeting, as well as the bills and financial reports as presented.
The following donations were accepted: Groceries valued at $138.00 from the Lions Club to the WES Food Pantry; $3600 from Wauseon Athletic Boosters (WAB) to WHS for Girls JH Basketball Uniforms; $2211 from WAB to WHS for Baseball Uniforms; 1 crate of white milk and 1 crate of chocolate milk from Arps Dairy, Inc. for use at the April 2022 FFA Banquet; $331 from WAB to WHS for NWOAL Plaques; $314 from Congregational United Church of Christ to the WES Food Pantry; and $1500 from Rupp Seeds, Inc. to the WES Food Pantry.
-Adoption of FY 22 permanent appropriations
-Modifications and supplemental modifications to the FY22 Certificate of Estimated Resources
-Creation of two funds: Bus Purchase Program and Attorney General Safety Grant
-Then and Now certificate to National FFA for DC Leadership Conference in the amount of $13000
-Classified Salary Schedule
-Approved Rachel Wixey and Associates Substitute list as presented
-Accepted the resignation of Sydney Nardo as WMS Intervention Specialist, effective July 31, 2022
-Offered a continuing contract to Mallory Carroll
-Offered one year limited certificated contract to following certificated employees – Karin McGilvery, Rachel Nagy, Brodie Nofziger, Cassandra Plageman, Alyssa Ruffer, Derek Rupp, Hayley Rupp, Patti Speck and Courtney Wilson
-Offered two year limited certificated contract to following certificated employees: Adam Baird, Lydia Badenhop, Donald Clark, Michael Colon, Brittani Gerken, Lindsay Gordon, Abby Harmon, Laura Leininger, Terry Lind, Corinna Miller, Walter Jordan Smith, Daniel Snyder, Chris Thomas and Michael Webster
-Offered continuing contract to the following classified employee Kyle Borton
-Offered one-year limited classified contract to the following classified employee Dawn Kauffman
-Offered a two-year limited classified contract to the following classified employees: Dawn Ankney, Nancy Badenhop, Shirley Bledsoe, Rosemary Bost, Melody Buress, Melody Buress (bus), Veronica Canales, Stacie Duncan, Jodi Frank, Kenneth Hintz, Heidi Klingensmith, Sarah Leslie, Michael Marshall, Pam Miller, Susan Morgan, Gwen Murry, Gwen Murry (bus), Mackenzie Parker, MaKayla Pettit, Michelle Rittichier, Ron Shipley, Jennifer Shipman, Andrea Valdez, and Melanie Wyse
-Approved the following students as Athletic Department Workers for the 21-22 school year: Marie Hutchinson, Jack Leatherman and Kassidy Zientek
-Approved NEOLA Bylaw Policy revisions as presented for a second reading.
In his report to the School Board, Superintendent Troy Armstrong clarified one item in the salary schedule.
They have chosen to combine two positions, Technical Secretary and Education Management Information Coordinator (EMIS), with this change saving the district $23,000.
He spoke about how they still need to revise the salary schedule when they can do so financially. Presently cooks are hiring in at $13.43 per hour and the board agreed that needs to change or they will keep losing staff.
Any employee on the RIF list is not included in the contract lists until after the Levy passes. There was some discussion with board members saying they are sad to know that some staff are looking for other positions due to the “levy being so up in the air.”
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Education office.
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