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Friday, November 22, 2013 9:19 PM


Herald Correspondent

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SPENCERVILLE — Susan Wagner will serve as the Spencerville Elementary principal. Wagner was hired at Thursday’s board of education meeting.

Wagner accepted the position beginning on Wednesday for a two-year, 8-month contract. She was in attendance at the meeting, with many congratulating her.

High School Principal Scott Gephart gave an update on the partnership with Rhodes State College for the new math course to be offered in 2014-15.

“We had our ALICE/Evacuation drill on Nov. 8 and the bus drivers’ ALICE training and on Nov. 15, the K-12 evacuation drill was held. It all went really well and the next one is in the spring,” Gephart added.

The all-school musical held on Nov. 8 and 9 was a huge success.

The third annual NWC sportsmanship conference highlights public service announcements with the students will be aired on Channel 44 during the Andy Lynch Show and Dr. Ross (OHSAA commissioner) was the guest speaker.

The high school band/choir Christmas concert will be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 and on Dec. 9, the sixth- and eighth-grade band/choir Christmas concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend both concerts.

Other upcoming events include the K-3 Christmas program, starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2; the middle school Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9; the fifth-grade DARE trip on Dec. 18; and the middle school spelling bee on Dec. 19.

Superintendent Joel Hatfield reported the staff Christmas breakfast will be on Dec. 20, with serving at 6 a.m.

“Concerning the building and grounds, we met with Sprint Electric and Graybar about the electrical issues in the K-12 building,” Hatfield said. “We are looking at grounding issues and wiring for the cameras. We need to replace equipment approximately nine of the cameras with a newer, more up-to-date version and put these new digitals down the main hallways because the digitals do not need an electrical source. We think it is an internal issue with our electrical system. It is going to be a trial and error for us. We are looking to find a retired electrician to come in and look over the electrical issues and do the upkeep.”

In other business, the board:

- Set date and time for staff evaluations and change date of the regular December meeting to Dec. 16;

- Established the January Organizations Board of Education meeting;

- Approved the participation of interested male and female students from the school district to participate in indoor track meets this winter;

- Accept donations;

- Employed substitutes;

- Dental Insurance on behalf of employees who enroll, the board shall pay up to $88 for the duration of the contract

- Approved volunteers;

- Employed Sondra Flack as a two-hour cook with a one-year contract;

The board of education then retired to executive session for the purpose of discussing the employment and compensation of public employees and negotiations.

The next board meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 16.


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