CENTERBURG — Student achievements were celebrated when the Centerburg school board met Monday evening. The board congratulated the recent DAR essay contest winners: Sixth-grade, Riliegh Collins, first place, and Cody Lunder, second place; seventh-grade, LeighAnn Vargo, first place, Jarred Fink, second place, and Emily Garber, honorable mention; and eighth-grade, Hannah Hebenthal, first place, and Caroline Wolford, second place.
Treasurer Ellen Scott on Tuesday said the rest of the meeting was largely routine.
Regarding personnel, the board granted the retirement request of high school home economics teacher Cathy Goeppinger, effective June 30. It also continued the freeze on administrative salaries, including no step movement. Brandon Ellyson was approved as an assistant track coach for the 2011-12 school year, and Michael Collins and Jessica Thompson were added to the substitute bus driver list. Family medical leaves of absence, beginning in April, were approved for Mike Lunder and Greg Muir, and Aaron Beeler was approved as a baseball volunteer and Mike Eblin as a track program volunteer. The board approved Anastasia Culbertson to work with students as part of the 21st Century Grant program, and Jada Rosado and Marissa George were approved as T2M dance instructors for the 21st Century Grant program. All three will be paid through grant funds.
Besides approving routine fiscal actions, the board accepted the following donations: 16 Trohigan yearbooks from the Norris Simpson family; $300 from the Class of ’62 to a scholarship fund; $1,000 from Ariel Corp. for afterschool programs; and $100 from the Knox County Pork Council. It also renewed the contract with Limbach for utility auditing and switched its natural gas provider.
Prior to adjournment, the board went into executive session to discuss the employment and/or compensation of personnel.
No further action was taken.