|Spencerville schools looking at electrical upgrades|
|Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:30 PM|
BY CYNTHIA YAHNA
SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville board of education presented retiring Superintendent Joel Hatfield with a plaque, thanking him for 35 1/2 years of service to the Spencerville Schools.
Hatfield also gave his update to the board.
“We have moved a major ground from the main electrical room to outside of the building and we have hired Maxwell Lightning Protection company to come in and do a OHM study of our grounding grid,” he said. “The board is still looking for a consultant to look at electrical connections for one wing to see if it makes a difference before doing the entire building.”
Also, in the updating process, the district will order replacement cameras to get security system back to 100 percent. The new cameras will be digital instead of analog for better quality; these will be placed in high-traffic areas.
Upcoming events given by Elementary Principal Susan Wagner were as follows:
— Today’s fifth-grade D.A.R.E. field trip; and
— Thursday - grades 5-8 annual spelling bee beginning at 6 p.m.
The following items were approved by the Spencerville board of education:
• To pay the registration fee through the board service fund for all board members and their spouses and for the superintendent and treasurer and their spouses to attend the all-area Apollo board meeting on Feb. 6;
• The Ohio School Boards Association Legal Assistance Fund Resolution. The Spencerville board wishes to support the efforts of other boards of education to obtain favorable judicial decisions;
• The fifth-grade D.A.R.E. field trip;
• The open enrollment process for the 2014-15 school years;
• The acceptance of donations to the school;
• Setting compensation for the Spencerville Board of Education members at the maximum rate permitted by law beginning Jan. 1 for 12 meetings per year;
• Election of Lori Ringwald as president pro term for the Jan. 15 organizational meeting or until a new president is properly elected and seated;
• Use of district facilities for the NWC/MAC all-star practices in June, 2014; district track meet and sectional and district softball in May 2014;
• Appropriation/budget modifications as presented by the treasurer for period of Nov. 22, 2014, through Dec. 16, 2014 ($43,220 for both);
• Employment of substitutes per demand for the 2013-14 school years, per salary schedule in effect;
• Junior varsity baseball coaches Jim Fisher and Luke Taviano;
• Employing maintenance supervisor Zachary Stemen beginning Jan. 6, 2014, through June 30, 2015;
• Appointing Penny Kill as Apollo representative. The board determines Penny has the experience and qualifications needed for the position; and
• The 2014-15 school year calendar.
The board of education retired to executive session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee and to consider matters required to be kept confidential by federal law or regulations or state statutes.