Woods said board members took the action Monday so that the individuals affected would have time to look for other employment, if they so desire. She also said the district will be informing the Mid-Buckeye Conference that Johnstown will not be fielding teams in the fall.
In the event the levy passes in May, the board also passed a reinstatement plan which would restore some of the cuts. Athletics and co-curricular supplementals would be restored to at or near fiscal year 2009 levels, with no increase in pay-to-participate fees. French and vocational agriculture education would return part time and one special education teacher position would be reinstated.
The Johnstown Education Association has stepped up to help the district weather the financial crunch, Woods said. Although in the second year of a three-year contract, JEA agreed to renegotiate and accepted a zero-percent increase in base salaries, including supplemental.
Other fiscal actions taken by the board included the approval of routine financial transactions and the acceptance of a 22-inch LCD flat panel monitor from Don Hollis and membership in the Licking County Chamber of Commerce from Damien Bawn.
Additional personnel actions included the acceptance of a letter of resignation from maintenance coordinator Mike Myers, effective May 31. The board also approved a revised job description for maintenance supervisor, and approved Tom Eckels and Brian Ehlers as volunteer lacrosse coaches and Bob Mowrey as volunteer track coach.
The next regular meeting of the Johnstown-Monroe Board of Education will be held Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the high school library.