Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
January 14, 2012 8:39 am EST


FREDERICKTOWN — Thomas Seymour and James Wagner took the oath of office when the Fredericktown school board met Tuesday, and the 2011 Board of Education was officially dissolved.

Seymour was elected president of the board and Charles Streby vice president. Streby will also serve as the legislative liaison; Seymour as vocational liaison; Wagner as the board’s representative to the Fredericktown Community Development Foundation; Jim Blanchard, parks and recreation; and Betty Weller, student achievement liaison.

Following the approval of routine annual authorizations and actions, the board established the date, time and place for regular board of education meetings in 2012. The meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the administration board room., with the exception of the February meeting which will be at 5 p.m. and the June meeting, which will be held June 26. The board also voted to appoint a yet-to-be-chosen senior to be the student representative to the board.

The rest of the meeting, Treasurer Pat Miller told the News on Wednesday, was routine. Miller did report the district has received a $40,000 rebate from AEP’s Grid Smart program. The money will go into the permanent improvement fund. Miller said the rebate was due, in part, to the installation of new gym lights and part is due to the geothermal system.

“We are always on the lookout to save taxpayer dollars in many different ways,” she said. “This is just one example.”

The board accepted notices of retirement from utility custodian Ray Davis, effective Jan. 31, and from administrative secretary Louise Dudgeon, effective March. Both Davis and Dudgeon have been with the district since 1999. It also issued several supplemental contracts and accepted volunteers to help out with girls and boys track and kindergarten. The board approved an overnight trip for wrestlers to go to Marysville for the North Union tournament on Jan. 20. Hotel costs will not be paid by the board.

In addition to approving routine fiscal actions, the board accepted a $100 safety patrol grant and renewed membership in the Ohio School Boards Association.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Fredericktown Board of Education will be on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. in the administration board room.


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