PAULDING – The Paulding Exempted Village School board met on March 18 with the Boy Scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Lori Klinger, Brad Saylor and Tammy Hartman were at the meeting to present $280,585.61 from the Bev Saylor estate to the middle school in memory of former teacher, Don Schnepp.
In the superintendent’s report, the following people were nominated to the Academic Hall of Fame: Major Travis Adkins, Class of 1994; Dr. Diane (DeMuth) Allensworth, Class of 1959; Judge Tiffany Reighter Beckman, Class of 1988; and Dr. Michael Connor Class of 1960.
The board approved the following:
• a motion to send 28 students and 3-4 staff members to the State Science Olympiad Competition in Columbus, April 25-26. The cost will be paid for by the students and the Science Olympiad Boosters.
• a motion to purchase a 2015 Ford F250 Extended Cab truck from Germain Ford (state bid contractor) for $25,595.50 and a snow plow for up to $6,100.
• a reduction in force of one first shift custodian by four hours per day, effective March 24.
• the agreement with Vantage Career Center for the Satellite Program for the 2014-15 school year.
• the resignation of Joel Ellerbrock, Paulding Elementary fourth grade teacher, effective at the end of the current contract year.
• a one-year limited contract for Trevor Hug, technology coordinator, effective April 7, 2014 to July 31, 2015.
• approved the following staff, pending records: Freada McCoy, food service, secretary, custodian; Julie Pack, custodian; Diane Rippetoe, aide, food service; Alisha Plotts, food service.
• approved the following athletic department helpers: Dan Carnahan, Ron Etzler, Linda Dangler, Steve Goyings, Jerold Tear, Jessica Vance, Randy Crawford, Rob Kessler, Matt Mead.
• a motion to send approximately 15-20 students to the State FFA Convention in Columbus on May 1-2, at an estimated cost of $80 each, which is paid for by the student and/or fruit sales.
• a one-year limited extracurricular contract for Hailey Phillips, head volleyball coach, for the 2014-15 season, pending records.
• a contract with the Northwest Ohio Educational Technology Foundation (NWOET) for services at a cost of $3,264.70.
The board then met in executive session to consider the employment of public employees or officials and to prepare for negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment.