Meyers joins C-L school board

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

Matt Meyers taking the oath of office as a new board member from Jon Mason, district treasurer.

CARDINGTON — Matt Meyers, appointed to fill the vacancy on the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education, was given the oath of office by treasurer Job Mason, prior to its Sept. 11 meeting.

Meyers fills the position held by Vickie Kerman who resigned the post. His appointment was approved by board members. The term expires Dec. 31, 2017.

During the meeting, Mason, reporting on the district finances, said the second half collection half of real estate increased by a little less than $30,000 compared to last year. He noted that 2017-2018 general fund appropriations are nearing $12 million, which is very close to last year’s actual spending.

In other business:

•The board approved the one-year shared contract with Deb Hart, Food Services Coordinator. The contract is shared with Highland Schools and the contract includes a one per cent increase.

An updated “exempt” classified staff salary schedule was approved for Darla Hardwick, assistant treasurer; Tracey Zavansky, administrative assistant and John Nippert, facilities and operations manager.

Superintendent Brian Petrie, reporting on the Tomorrow Center, said it opened the school year on Sept. 6 with 136 students enrolled.

There are 40 in the 11th grade and 60 special needs students. Most student representation is from Mt Gilead and Cardington with students numbering approximately 46. Students are brought by bus from Crawford County, with students also attending from Worthington and Buckeye Valley.

• Approved was the resignation of Laura Carrigan, aide, effective Aug. 8, 2017.

• Reimbursement for mobile device plans for exempt staff members not to exceed $50 per month was approved for Brian Petrie, Joseph Mills, Jennifer Zierden, Scott Hardwick and John Nippert.

• Severance payments were granted Colton Sherman ($1,148) and Jack Ames ($1,111).

Under the Consent Agenda the following were employed for the 2017-2018 year: Cory Slack, assistant band director; Rachel Rees, varsity assistant (filling vacated varsity volley ball position); Rees, JV volleyball and Amanda Allen, JV volleyball.

• The resignation of Lindsay Martin, assistant volleyball, was accepted.

• Supplemental contracts for 2017-2018 were approved.

• Classified contracts were approved for Ronnie Wolford, EMIS secretary, and Jennifer McConnell, high school secretary. Todd Joliff was employed as tutor for 2017-2018.

• Approved was the attendance policy, described by Petrie and in accordance with the state legislature.

• Approved the following donations: from Kroger, food items for the elementary Pirate Pride pool party, estimated value of $500; $400 from Domino’s Pizza to offset the cost of printing lunch menus; monetary donation from Red Robin to the junior high and high school; school supplies from Fresh Faith Community Church, estimated value of $500; $50 to the Cardington FFA from Jenifer Burnaugh; $100 to the Cardington FFA for working at the Ohio State Fair Pork Producer’s Stand from the Ohio Pork Council and the Class of 1967, who donated to K-4 individual teachers in the amount of $1800 in gift cards to Meijer

Matt Meyers taking the oath of office as a new board member from Jon Mason, district treasurer. Meyers taking the oath of office as a new board member from Jon Mason, district treasurer.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel