FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown school board on Tuesday issued formal commendations to the Fredericktown Marching Band. The band received a superior rating at the Ohio Music Education Association state competition held Sunday at the University of Dayton, and the board recognized the “dedication and diligent work” of band members, a host of volunteers, director Jerod Smith and assistants Jessica Overholt and Jimi Thayer.
Besides approving routine fiscal actions, the board accepted the donation of a refrigerator/freezer to the nurse’s clinic by Mary St. Claire; 100 dictionaries for the third grade from Wayne Grange; and numerous mittens, gloves, hats and scarves from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The board also entered into a contract with the Knox County Educational Service Center for technology services.
In other action, the board changed the time of the December, January and February meetings to 5 p.m. It also entered into an agreement with The Ohio State University which will allow OSU students to be placed in the Fredericktown School district for authorized field experience. It voted to declare the Fredericktown Youth Basketball League as a non-school-sponsored group and approved its use of school facilities free of charge for the 2011-12 school year.
After an executive session to discuss personnel, the board accepted the resignations of eighth-grade boys basketball coach Jeff Keene and cook/cashier Kathy Miller. It employed Karen Alverson as a four-hour cook/cashier and Lori Briegel as a two-hour cook/cashier. The board hired Nick Eddelblute as eighth-grade boys basketball coach, accepted Aaron Smith as a girls basketball volunteer, and added Tina Mosier and Cindy Pratt to the classified substitute list. John Freshwater was added to the substitute bus driver list.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University student Amy LeBenne was approved for field experience with intervention specialist Laura Andrew.
The next regular meeting of the Fredericktown Board of Education will be in the administration building at 5 p.m. Dec. 13.