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Monday, March 10, 2014 8:00 PM


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DELPHOS — A new 72-passenger Stock Transit Unit bus will arrive at Delphos City Schools in the near future.

School board members accepted the purchase from Cardinal Bus Sales and Service for $88,983 Monday evening.


Cardinal has also offered a $5,000 trade-in for two 1998 64-passenger buses. School board members asked Superintendent Kevin Wolfe and Treasurer Brad Rostorfer to make sure that was the top dollar the district could expect from trading and/or selling the two older buses.


The district is also in need of substitute bus drivers. To apply, contact Wolfe at the administrative office.

Franklin Elementary and Jefferson High School will receive boiler control updates. Services for the project were accepted from New Idea in Wapakoneta, a division of All-Temp in Delphos. New Idea submitted a bid for $14,084 for Franklin and $16,846 for the high school. Wagner-Meinert from Fort Wayne submitted bids for each project, both in the $20,000-plus range.

The board also approved continuing the district’s relationship with the Allen County Education Service Center for services related to multiple-disabilities students, such as speech therapy. Rostorfer said the contract with the ESC was approximately $40,000 less than last year at $493,000.

“The special needs instructors have said they want to step up and provide more of those services in-house,” Rostorfer said. “So we took them out of the contract with the county. Those two teachers are go-getters and want to be more involved with their students.”

Rostorfer added that the reduction in the contract with the county would be offset by the additional time the local teachers will spend with the students.

“We aren’t really saving that money,” Wolfe added. “It will just be spent here instead. It will also bring more continuity to the program.”

Supplemental contracts to fill next year’s winter sports coaching roster were approved. The board re-issued contracts to: Mike Wilson, head wrestling coach; Dave Hoffman, head girls varsity basketball coach; Jamie Lewis, junior varsity girls basketball coach; Denise Lindeman, eighth-grade girls basketball coach; Larry “Bub” Lindeman, seventh-grade girls basketball coach; Marc Smith, head boys basketball coach; Mark Jettinghoff, junior varsity boys basketball coach; and Greg Gossman, eighth-grade boys basketball coach.

The remaining position, seventh-grade boys basketball coach, is open. The board accepted the resignation of Chris Sommers Monday. Wolfe said the position has been posted in-house and if not filled, will be posted to the general public.

Heather Brickner was also hired as junior varsity softball coach.

A town-hall-style meeting will be held at 6 p.m. April 6 in the Jefferson High School cafeteria. Members of the district are encouraged to attend to have questions answered or talk with any of the school building principals, Wolfe, Rostorfer of Technology Coordinator Josh McElroy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:05 PM

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