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Straight A grant allows for computer purchase at PEVS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, June 27, 2014 1:54 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Straight A grant funds totaling over $500,000 to purchase computers and computer related equipment was approved at the Paulding Exempted Village School board meeting last Tuesday, June 24. Personnel appointments were also approved along with the creation of two new funds.

In April 2014, the PEVS received $280,584.61 from the Bev Saylor estate, and as a result, the Beverly Saylor Memorial Fund was created. The funds were placed in the general fund in her name but was later denied by the Auditor of the State. Funds of that nature can not be placed in the general fund and therefore must have its own fund name.

The Beverly Saylor Memorial Fund was rescinded and the Panther Pride Capital Improvements Fund and the Panther Pride Scholarship Fund was approved.

The following purchases from the Straight A grant for fiscal year 2014 were unanimously approved: $313,088.75 – Dell laptops; $46,725.75 – Laptop carts; $110,670 – Chromebooks; $33,825 – Wi-fi wiring; $25,039 – Wi-fi; $30,675 credit recovery.

Due to state mandated prices, school lunches have been increased 10 cents.

The board approved the motion to review the districts property, fleet and liability insurance coverage through the Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council. Total cost for insurance for the period of July 1, 2014 through July 1, 2015 is $70,127.

The motion was approved to accept the Computer Services Agreement with Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative for fiscal year 2015.

The Board accepted the Enterprise Zone Agreement application from Herbert E. Orr Company for a 10-year, 100 percent tax abatement and wish to receive the 25 percent compensation from the agreement.

The board approved new, revised and deleted board of education policies.

The following personnel additions and changes were approved:

Shawn Brewer, head boys basketball coach.

Lyndsi Schultz, head girls basketball coach.

Tony Gonzales, head wrestling coach.

Brock Bergman, head baseball coach.

Revise the previous 2014-15 contract of Lisa Straley from Paulding Elementary Title I teacher to Paulding Elementary third grade teacher.

Rescind the previous extracurricular contract for Daniel Miles, junior high football assistant.

Change previous placement and position of Jon Thomas from junior high head head football coach to eighth grade coach. Eric Deisler from junior high head coach to seventh grade head coach.

Approved the following extracurricular contracts, pending records:

Megan Crawford, science fair advisor; Tom Johanns, junior high football assistant; Angie Burtch, seventh grade football cheer advisor and seven and eighth grade basketball cheer advisor; Shannon Foltz varsity football and basketball cheer advisor; Shawn Brewer, fifth and sixth grade basketball; Lyndsi Schultz, fifth and sixth grade basketball; Brian Miller, eighth grade boys basketball; Jason Koenn, seventh grade boys basketball; Matt Mead, assistant varsity wrestling coach; Tyler Ash, head junior high wrestling coach; Tony Gonzales, III, fifth and sixth grade wrestling; Deedi Miller, girls golf coach.

Transfers – Pam Moore from seventh grade to Paulding sixth grade. Katie Winkle from middle school intervention specialist to Oakwood Elementary Intervention specialist, Kelsi Grime from Paulding Elementary kindergarten to Title I at Paulding Elementary.

Currently the position for an agriculture teaching position is open.

Substitute teacher list, support list (aide, secretary, food service, custodial, transportation) and authorize the superintendent to approve future additions if all requirements are met.

Mike Foltz as substitute custodian.

In other business the board:

approved two full days of in service on Sept. 2 and Oct. 13 for the purpose of providing professional development.

approved the elementary handbooks for Paulding and Oakwood as well as the middle school and high school handbooks.

Financial items included:

transfer the remaining balance in the Class of 2014 fund to the PHS alumni fund

return of advance from uniform school supplies to the general fund in the amount of $31,692.03. The transfer of $13,826.97 to the Uniform School Supplies from the general fund

advance the general fund to safe routes to schools fund $2,207.84 and Race to the Top testing grant in the amount of $7,392.