MOUNT VERNON — Treasurer Heather Darnold said on Thursday that Wednesday’s meeting of the Knox County Educational Service Center school board was largely routine.
Regarding personnel, the board employed Derek Roth as the IT coordinator for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year. Nancy Crawford was approved as the art instructor for the Alternative Center, and Michele Ohde were hired for the afterschool program at the Alternative Center to teach Pilates and Yoga. Ohde’s salary will come from 21st-century grant funds. Stephanie Campbell was employed as a nurse for the Seventh-day Adventist School, Ellen Cooper was approved as a bus driver for the Fredericktown Local Schools and additions were made to both the substitute teacher and substitute teacher aide lists. The board also offered a five-year contract to Darnold, effective Aug. 1, 2011.
Besides approving routine fiscal actions, the board accepted a $1,000 donation from Edward Jones Investments and $1,500 from Knox County Head Start for the Play to Talk conference. It also accepted a number of items donated by Larry and Penny Gale to be used in the Transition Lab. The board entered into an agreement for employee dental and vision coverage, with employees paying 100 percent of the premiums, and approved the disposal of obsolete technology hardware and supplies. It also accepted a lease agreement with the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities for preschool space in the New Hope building.