DANVILLE — Student accomplishments were celebrated when the Danville Board of Education met in regular session Monday. High school student Kara Mills has had artwork selected for an exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association and State Teachers Retirement System. Her work will be on display at STRS offices in Columbus through Oct. 10.
The board also commended high school students and staff for earning an excellent rating on the state report card three of the last four years. Treasurer Mary Payne said the school missed an excellent designation last year by just one indicator.
The board expressed its condolences to the family of former board member and longtime Danville supporter Bill Miller.
To help promote academic excellence, Payne said, the board approved the reorganization of the Academic Booster Club. She said Jim Holmes and Noel Alden are spearheading the efforts to revitalize the organization. The elementary staff is also previewing a new reading series to help in that area.
Regarding personnel, the board advanced speech therapist Ed Rezny on the salary schedule due to completion of requirements, issued a number of supplemental contracts and added Marsha Meyers to the substitute aide list. It also employed Steven Butcher to help with marching band, hired Carolyn Miller as a licensed practical nurse and approved Marilyn Stout as a volunteer to help with Kenyon advanced placement classes for the 2009-10 school year.
Other items approved by the board included routine fiscal actions, a fourth-grade field trip to Camp Wakatomika in October and the attendance at the National convention by FFA members in October.
Prior to adjournment, the board went into executive session to discuss the employment and compensation of personnel. No further action was taken.