Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education considered a wide ranging agenda when they met Aug. 8.

Giving the district financial report was treasurer Jon Mason who said the district finished on a positive note. “We ended the year with a cash balance in the general fund of $125,000. It’s getting better and I’m encouraged by the prospects for the coming year- we don’t have to deal with bills we did not know about or payables that flowed into this year – I’m looking forward to FY 17.”

The board approved his report.

Approved was the Memorandum of Understanding which Superintendent Petrie read: “As the current negotiated agreement calls for a one percent raise and step increase for certified bargaining union members in 16-17 school year and where as the five year forecast submitted to ODE in May anticipates a deficit of operating expenditures for the 16-17 school year of over $250,000 and whereas the board of education has approved an administrative salary step and base freeze for the 16-17 school year now therefore, it is agreed between the board and CLFA that certified staff members will forego their step increase for the 16-17 school year – the staff members will retain their one percent base pay increase as reference the current negotiated agreement. The certified work calendar will be reduced from 184 work days to 183 work days for the 16-17 year and the reimbursement rate for the college course work will increase from 50 to 75 percent for FY-17.”

Petrie recognized a donation to the school’s elementary library in memory of Bonnie Cochran from Eleanor Robert, Liz Morris, Yvonne Eastep, Becky Drouhard and Terri Linstedt

Approved were administrative salaries for: Joe Mills, 7-12 principal; Scott Hardwick, K-4 principal; K-6 SPED; Jennifer Zierden, 5-6 principal asssess- ment coordinator, digital learning director; Brian Petrie, superintendent and Jon Mason.

The board approved the lease agreement with Ohio Heartland Head Start, which is leasing two classrooms and an office in the former Intermediate building, effective this month.

The following exempt non certified salaries for FY 17 were approved:

Darla Hardwick, assistant to the treasurer; Tracey Zvansky, administrative assistant to the superintendent; and John Nippert, director of facilities and operations.

Personal services contracts for FY 17 were approved for Jeannine Tupps,

resident educator and Tupps, special education coordinator.

Following an executive session based on ORC 121.22 (G) 26, the board approved the limited service for community school oversight for ten days and addendum to the superintendent’s contract.

The board heard Nadia Kerman, a senior, describe the formation of “Best Buddies” multi handicap club/program at the high school (this is defined in a separate story) Board members were highly complimentary of Kerman for introducing this program.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel


The recall of certified contract in accordance with negotiated agreement was approved for Angela Hildebrand, for one year as elementary MH. The resignations of the following personnel were approved: Ellen Haldeman, fifth grade; Angela Kasper, fifth grade, both effective July 8; Corie Moore, junior high math, effective July 1and Carrie Jeffrey, high school MH, effective July 22.

The resignation of classified personnel Mindy McGinnis, aide, was accepted effective Aug. 3.

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