CENTERBURG — Monday’s Centerburg Board of Education meeting was largely routine, Treasurer Ellen Scott told the News on Tuesday.
Regarding personnel, she said the board moved Brody Griffith on the salary schedule due to completion of masters requirements, hired Brandy Burgess as a full-time custodian, retroactive to May 17, and hired Robin Wheeler as a second-grade teacher for the 2010-11 school year. It also issued supplemental/extended service contracts for the 2010-11 school year, approved summer school staff, accepted the classified substitute list for the 2010-11 school year, and approved a speech pathology intern graduate contract for Lisa Dalby, pending completion of all requirements.
In addition to approving routine fiscal actions, the board accepted the following donations: $1,000 from Chris Cordle and $400 from Abbott Labs to the Harold & Jacque Cordle Scholarship Fund; $1,000 from Chris Cordle to the high school library; $3,715 in materials and/or labor to upgrade the program controls for the administration building heating system from Johnson Controls; $7,500 for band uniform replacement from The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County; $100 to the elementary lunch fund from the Jacqueline Cordle Children’s Fund; $5,340 for five LCD players for the elementary school from the elementary PTO; $100 to FCCLA from Ralph and Dixie Combs; Curves equipment from Centerburg Curves, to be used for the staff wellness program at the elementary school; and a 30-foot tug-of-war rope from Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stewart.
The board also approved changing the funding for the dental insurance program from a self-funded module to fully funded, remaining with the current plan and carrier, Medical Mutual. It accepted bids, through the Metropolitan Education Council, from Nickles Bakery for baked goods for the 2010-11 school year and from United Dairy for milk products, and established fees for fall and winter sports passes, with no increase in cost since 2008.
The board entered into an agreement with the Instructional Technology Service of Central Ohio Inc. for technology services and approved leases with Centerburg Senior Services and Head Start for space in the administration building.
In other action, the board approved:
•The placement of Ohio State University Vocational Agriculture student teacher Jeremy Ryan with Garrett Swendal.
•A three-week, three day per week summer reading intervention program for identified third-graders.
•A summer speech program for identified students.
•Math and science textbooks.
•FFA camp at Leesville Lake, June 26 through 30 and a varsity volleyball tournament at Maumee Bay State Park, July 21 through 24.