Evergreen school board readies for new year

Staff report

The Evergreen Board of Education met in regular session Monday and covered a variety of topics.

The meeting began with a presentation from Keep Our Girls Safe (KOGS) regarding the possibility of conducting self-defense classes for senior girls during the school day. These classes would be held twice a year, once in the fall and spring.

The school board accepted the following donations: $6,363.75 from the Evergreen Athletic Boosters to the Evergreen Athletic Department for various uniforms and equipment; 16 backpacks filled with school/office supplies from the Gleanors to Evergreen Middle School and the school district; free sports physicals totaling more than 140, sponsored by Christ the Word Church, during three events this summer for the benefit of Evergreen student athletes; and to the “No Missing Work” monthly reward program at Evergreen Middle School; $50 from Radel and Mouch Insurance Associates; five $5 gift certificates from The Country Charm Cafe; six $10 gift certificates from Subway in Swanton; 20 free fries gift certificates from Tiny’s Dairy Barn in Wauseon; and one $25 gift certificate from Walmart.

In other business, board members approved the following supplemental contracts and volunteers for the 2018-19 school year, pending completion of pupil activity permit requirements: Pat Adamski, Lucas Burkholder, Katie Pierce, and Sarah Roper, high school IAT members; Lance Eisel, head wrestling coach; D.J. Schuster, head bowling coach; Brian Nagy, high school ticket manager; and Lindsay Justice, volunteer soccer coach.

The board also approved the following high school and junior high school paid and volunteer event workers for the coming school year: Mark Cymbolin, JoAnne Keifer, Andrew Lagenderfer, Jake Dawson, D.J. Schuster, Heather Schuster, Renee Mack, Cindy Pawlaczyk, Aaron Miller, Joe Blystone, Lynda Arquette, Janice Smith, Bev Simon, Gregg Simon, Anastasia Baker, Haley Nowak, Jordan Lumbrezer, and Emily Herr.

The paid individuals will receive compensation from the district’s Athletic Fund for certain athletic event positions. Paid positions, if volunteers are not available, include $25 per night for: junior high ticket takers; junior high clock – with exception of back-to-back junior high football, which is $25 per game; junior high concessions; high school announcers; and high school ticket takers. Sheriff’s office security is $75 per night; freshman, junior varsity, and varsity scorebook is $10 per match; freshman and junior varsity clock is $10; varsity clock is $15.

In personnel issues, the board approved: an increase in one-fourth hour per day for Cindy Shininger, elementary cook; a decrease of two hours for Tami Bonaminio, bus driver, who will continue her position as a 4.5-hour aide at Evergreen Elementary School; classified and certified substitute lists provided and maintained by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center. The board also accepted the resignation of Julie Flint, elementary school cashier, effective Aug. 10.

Other board approvals include: school bus stops, as recommended by the superintendent and the transportation coordinator. Bus routes and stops are on file with the transportation department. The board authorized the superintendent and/or his designee to change board-approved stops whenever necessary for new school year.

Pricing approved for fall high school athletic passes and annual all-sports family passes include: student fall season sports pass, $45; adult fall season sports pass, $65; and family all sports pass for school year, $350.

To support the educational option program administered by the Wood County Educational Service Center for the Wood County Juvenile Detention Center, the Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio, and the Wood County Alternative School, the Evergreen school board agrees to pay: $73 per student per day for students assigned to JDC; $74 per student per day for students assigned to JRC; $55 per day for students for long-term placement to the ALC.

In further business, the board: accepted the federal procurement grace period under Federal Register 2017-09909 that deferred new Uniform Guidance procurement standards until July 1 for non-federal entities; approved Nora Kiefer as the board’s delegate, and Don Smith as the alternate, and to the OSBA Annual Business Meeting at the OSBA Capital Conference on Nov. 12.

The board and invited guests went into executive session to consider the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee or student or to consider the employment of public employees. No action was taken.

Staff report