The Evergreen Board of Education approved several personnel items at the their meeting on Monday.
The board offered Josh Martin a continuing teaching contract, and one-year limited teaching contracts for the 2016-17 school year to Brittaney Cymbolin, Aaron Schmidt, Meranda Kelley, Sharon Purdy, Alicia Ford, Kelsey Ford, Caitlin Huff, Emily Natter, Chelsea Truckor, Mandy Rupp, Adam Wagner, Jonathan Torrence, Sheri Call, Audra Roesti, Sarah Frankenfield, Nicole Brock, Monica Carrizales, Amber Doble, and Nelson Holliday.
Two-year limited teaching contracts were offered to Danielle Boger, Andrea Hesson, Andrew Langenderfer, Nicole Zeigler and Doug DeSloover.
The board also offered a pair of three-year administrative contracts. They were Jane Draheim, elementary principal and Mary Beth Malolepszy, school psychologist. Both are effective, Aug. 1.
They also voted to eliminate the part-time District Media Specialist position and fulltime Middle/High School Library Aide position, and to transfer Tina Jones into the previously vacated fulltime District Media Specialist position.
The board also offered one-year contracts for several sports. The most notable was Brittaney Cymbolin for varsity girls basketball.
Cymbolin is an Evergreen graduate who had previously coached at Sylvania Northview. She takes over for John Langenderfer, who retired after last season.
Other contracts included Kelsey Wulf, head volleyball coach; Andrea Hesson, head cross country coach; Kristin Sayers, head cheerleading coach; Doug DeSloover, head golf coach; Jerry Keifer, varsity boys basketball coach; Lucas Burkholder, varsity wrestling coach; and Paul Amstutz, head football coach.
Also at the meeting, Ron Burnard, a resident of Waterside Sylvania expressed concerns with the 0.5 percent income tax levy that expires at the end of next year. He requested that the board change the levy from a traditional to an earned income based tax upon renewal.
It was reported that two different legal opinions from school law firms concur that the law does not permit districts with multiple income tax levies to change from a traditional based income tax levy to an earned income based income tax levy. Districts cannot have both traditional and earned income based levies simultaneously.
The Board agreed through discussion to postpone any levy decision for approximately one year based on the positive 5-year forecast presented earlier in the meeting.
The board also:
• Approved an agreement with Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center to provide training, support, resources, and handbooks to all mentor program participants for the 2016 – 2017 school year.
• Renewed the agreement with WGTE for public media services for the 2016 – 2017 school year, which is an approximate cost of $1,216.
• Employed the Fulton County Health Department for school nurse services for Evergreen Local Schools for the 2016 – 2017 school year at an annual cost of $17,140 payable by Dec. 31, 2016. The cost for the 2015 – 2016 was $16,361.00.
• Authorized the treasurer to advertise for school bus bids for one or more buses, and to set the date, time and place of the bid opening.