FREDERICKTOWN — Fredericktown’s Board of Education meeting on Tuesday included a presentation by Jerry Corbin about solar power. He talked with the board about the solar farm at Centerburg and discussed the options open to Fredericktown.
The rest of the meeting, Treasurer Pat Miller told the News on Wednesday, was basically routine.
Regarding personnel, the board granted the retirement requests of intervention specialist Dave Smalley and of first grade teacher Linda Bohley, both effective May 31. Bohley has been with the district since 1997 and Smalley since 1984. The board also hired Sonya Overholt as an administrative secretary and issued a supplemental contract to Tami Vaughn as part-time assistant boys track coach.
Besides approving routine fiscal matters, the board switched its natural gas carrier to save money, and entered into an agreement with the Knox County Educational Service Center at a cost of $11 per pupil for the 2012-13 school year. That represents a savings of $8 per pupil. The board also renewed its contract with Century Link and approved an agreement with Northern Buckeye Educational Council to replace the call manager and related hardware and software. It approved an agreement with SchoolPointe for the design, training and ongoing support for the school website.
In other action, the board approved a band trip to Florida in December to participate in a holiday parade. The band students will not miss any class time, nor will the trip come at any cost to the board.
Prior to adjournment, the board went into executive session to discuss the employment of personnel. No further action was taken.
The next regular board meeting will be held in the administration building on April 10 at 6 p.m.