The Wauseon Board of Educations accepted donations and approved personnel items at its noon meeting on Thursday.
Donations approved by the board included: $1,376 from the Wauseon Athletic Boosters to the Wauseon High School Athletic Department to be used toward team shirts for bowling; $1,071.76 from the Boosters to be used toward video equipment for high school girls basketball; $1,232.44 from the Tomahawk Wrestling Club to the athletic department to be used toward wrestling hotel accommodations; $1,000 from the Tomahawk Wrestling Club to be used toward bleachers for the athletic facility; and donations from Congregational United Church of Christ, Wauseon Rotary, Haas Door Company, and True North to the Wauseon Elementary School Food Pantry.
Several personnel items were also approved by the board for the 2016-17 school year: the reassignment of Stacy Beaverson from seventh grade reading/language arts teachers to eighth grade reading/language arts teachers; the placement of Jill Armstrong from a fifth grade teacher to a sixth grade reading/language arts teacher; placement of Andrea Stevens from a high school English teachers to a primary school Title I reading teacher; and reassignment of Sarah Ripke from a fifth grade intervention specialist to a fifth grade teacher.
Also, the board offered Mike Webster a one-year certificated athletic supplemental contract as junior high track coach for this spring. They also approved Caitlin Friess and Ryan Yackee as volunteer high school softball coaches, and Steve Marksa and Jack Warncke as volunteer high school baseball coaches. Kate Bernath was also approved as a volunteer softball coach, pending receipt of a clean background check and pupil activity permit.
The board approved overnight trips for the speech team to Gahanna, Ohio, for the state qualifier, Princeton, Ohio, for the state finals, and Columbus for the District Congress.