When the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education met in regular session on December 14, members approved the Consent Agenda which included the following employees:
Ronda Collier, sub aide and sub custodian, as needed; Katherine Hile, sub aide and sub custodian, as needed and Laurie Huston, sub bus driver and sub custodian, as needed.
Tracy Williamson was employed for the spring musical and Chris Pearl volunteer for the junior high girls basketball.
Supplemental contracts were approved for Marty Barnett, Spelling Bee and Shannon Byerly, Improv; Danielle Castillo, Spanish Club; John Brem, freshman advisor and Tammy Wells, sophomore advisor.
Pupil activity and supplemental contracts expire on June 30, 2016.
Supt Brian Petrie reviewed the Cardington Victory Bell Encasement ceremony and noted that Donald Coomer, Myra Coomer, widow of Dale Coomer and Phyllis Coomer, widow of Eugene Coomer had been present for the event. He noted the bell was rung following the victory over Highland. He also recognized the Villella Family and the football team for the landscaping and plaque construction.
Bills approved for payment for November totaled $1,404,214. Treasurer Jon Mason said $350,000 of that figure was for debt retirement.
The board approved the establishment of the following fund accounts and appropriations and approval of grants: Fy16 Connectivity Grant $5,400. for internet maintenance and connectivity and $4,810.13 an Ohio EPA Mini Grant for supplies for quality water for quality life and a second Ohio EPA Mini Grant for equipment in the amount of $2,000. Supt Petrie explained that Mr Wolford and Donna Kill, teachers, had applied for these grants as part of their Science Club studies.
Another grant in the amount of $5,000 was approved from the Ohio School Facilities Security for a security entry door. Petrie said this will be installed on the Tomorrow Center and will belong to the school district.
The board approved the superintendent evaluation instrument and also approved the appointment of Bryan Seymour to the Cardington-Lincoln Joint Recreation Board for a term beginning January, 2016 to December, 2020.
Overnight trips were approved for Erin Wollet, to Dublin, Ohio for the Made for Excellence program in January; the Chicago trip in March, 2016 and the State FFA convention in May, 2016.
Supt Petrie paid tribute to retiring board member Jim Clinger and board members Marilyn Davis, Vicki Kerman, and Pat Clark extended their congratulations to him. Board President Chuck Jones said he had learned much from working with him.
Petrie said Clinger had provided expertise, dedication, loyalty, leadership and commitment to the Cardington-Lincoln School district and its students.
The board will hold a public hearing at 6:30 pm on January 11, 2016 prior to the 7 pm organizational meeting. The hearing is being conducted for the 2016-2017 school calendar. Also to be discussed will be the departure time for school buses.
The board elected Chuck Jones president pro-tem for the organizational meeting and set the time as 7 pm on January 11.
The board met in two separate executive sessions; the first being immediately after the meeting opened. They reconvened after 20 minutes and the second sessions, held at the conclusion of the regular meeting was one hour and twenty minutes long. Both sessions were based on ORC Code 121.22 (G) 1, employment of a public official.
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