Lunch and supply fees set, restricted traffic hours set by Northmor Board of Education
By Randa Wagner -
The Northmor School Board got business underway for the 2012–2013 school year at their June 21 regular meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Brent Winand said lunch prices increased, due more to government regulations than an increase in price of commodities.
“We must hit a certain percentage of the reimbursement we receive for free and reduced lunches,” Winand explained. “These (new) amounts round off the minimum increase we must have.”
Lunch prices for the 2012–2013 school year were approved at:
Elementary lunch $2.15
7–12 lunch $2.40
Adult lunch $2.50
The workbook fee lists for the 2012–2013 school year were approved. They are: Kindergarten $37, First grade $36, Second grade $43, Third grade $21.00, Fourth grade $34, Fifth grade $33, Sixth grade $16.
All junior high students will owe the following fees:
Assignment notebook $6.05
English/Reading Journal $8.95
Honeywell Instant Alert $ 2.75
* Tennis shoes for gym
Depending on your course choices you may also owe the following fees:
Junior High Living Skills $10.00
Computer Applications $ 8.00
Art $ 5.00
The board discussed the possibility of asking the Ohio Department of Transportation to specify the restricted hours for the school zone on the signs on State Route 19.
“There have been issues where we have had a number of calls over the year that ask us what are the restricted hours?” Winand told the board. “I said as far as we’re concerned, it’s [during school hours]. But we’ve called the state highway department and state highway patrol without getting an answer.”
It was eventually discovered if the board makes a formal resolution to request the posting of times and/or flashing lights, they (ODOT) would add that information to the sign. Winand proposed posting the times of 7:30 — 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 — 4:00 p.m.
“I’m trying to be as least intrusive as can be for the traffic on SR 19 and still create a safe environment for the buses and kids.”
A resolution was proposed to set the hours of 7:30 — 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 — 4:00 p.m as restricted hours for school traffic so the board can pursue signs with the hours posted.
The board approve the revised Student Promotion and Retention Policy, changes to the Elementary School Student Handbook, changes to the Junior High School Handbook, and changes to the High School Student Handbook for the 2012–2013 school year.
A service level agreement and contract with North Central Ohio Computer Cooperative was approved at the cost of $24,750. (This equates to approximately $22.50 per student x 1100 students.) Services include but are not limited to the school accounting, staff payroll and student administration systems, Internet connection and support, and technology training.
A Personal Services Contract with Leanna Rentz to provide Occupational Therapy for special needs students attending the Step By Step Academy during this summer and the 2012–2013 school year was approved.
The out of state trip for the Wrestling Team to travel to Clarion, Pennsylvania on June 24th through June 27th, 2012 was approved.
Four extended days for Chris Coe, Special Education Coordinator, at her per diem rate was approved.
The board accepted the letter of retirement from Deb Ruhl effective September 28, 2012.
The following emplyment recommendations were approved for teh 2012–2013 school year:
Jim Trainer as a Varsity Assistant Football Coach; Ryan Hostetler as a Varsity Assistant Football Coach; Nick Goodwin as a Varsity Assistant Football Coach; Tim Laird for the position of Athletic Director; Doug Wagner for the position of Assistant Athletic Director; Versa Westbrook as a double route bus driver; Chris Kaschube for the position of Marching Band Director; Leslie Wiseman for the position of Cheerleading Advisor; Cari Johnson for the position of JV Volleyball Coach; Kara Sutton for the position of 7th Grade Volleyball Coach; Lisa Keddie for the position of 8th Grade Volleyball Coach; Lauren Rausch for the position of Junior High Cross Country Coach; Michelle Johnson for the position of Junior High Cheerleading Advisor; Angela Kaschube for the position of Assistant Marching Band Director; B.J. Trainer for the position of Summer Strength and Conditioning Coach (for 2012); Kevin Ruhl for the position of Fall Strength and Conditioning Coach; Amanda Keene for the position of Assistant High School Cheerleading Advisor.
Employ John Smith to serve as the Facility Manager during the fall season 2012; Northmor Athletic Boosters to serve as the Facility Manager for the spring season 2013; Sara Skelton to serve as an Ohio Graduation Test Instructor for a special needs student; Rita Weaver to transport two special needs students to and from Step By Step Academy in Mt. Gilead June 11th though August 3rd; Nancy Gillam to serve as a transportation aide for two special needs students being transported to Step by Step Academy in Mt. Gilead June 11th though August 3rd; Tammy Hinkle as a substitute bus driver; Angela Cochran as a substitute teachers’ aide and cafeteria worker.
Recognize Alyssa Cochran, Shawn Sweeney and Kellie Jo Wright as volunteer assistant cross country coach for the 2012–2013 school year.
The next Board Meeting will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Northmor Board of Education Meeting Room (Old High School Building) at 8:00 p.m.