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Thursday, April 17, 2014 8:15 PM


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SPENCERVILLE — FFA students were highlighted during the Spencerville Board of Education meeting Thursday.

Twelve students were in attendance to receive the award presented to them with a certificate of recognition for their hard work.

“We are trying to bring awareness to what they are doing,” stated board president Penny Kill.

One of the accomplishments that FFA students did this school year was to participate in a “cardboard city,” when the students slept outside in cardboard boxes, to raise awareness for the homeless.

The group also collected supplies for the homeless, had bake sale that raised $197, a canned-food drive brought in 1,600 pounds of non-perishable food for a local food pantry. They also raised $5,062 for the James Cancer Center.

Breakfast and lunch prices for the next school year were approved. Based on information supplied by the food service supervisor, prices for grades K-4 are $2.35, grades 5-12 $2.70 and the Bearcat meal for adults would be $2.75. The breakfast prices are $1.25 for grades K-4 and $1.35 for grades 5-12. Individual cartons of milk will be sold for 40 cents each. Recess milk can be purchased for $30 per semester. A la carte lunch prices will be based on food production costs supplied by the food service supervisor.

In other action, the board approved:

• 61 seniors for graduation;

• The employment of seasonal maintenance personnel;

• The employment of substitutes, teacher George Lindeman, secretary Martha Stetler, custodian Linda Miller, nurses Brooke Taviano and Barb Coil, monitor Rob Griffin and educational aide Ruby Estes;

• Workday calendars for 2014-15 school year;

• The summer reading program and instructors for the summer;

• Employed John Zerbe as head football coach; Kevin Sensabaugh as head boys basketball coach; Josh Van Gorder as extra-curricular band director; Mike Harmon as head golf coach; Brian McMichael as head cross country coach; Zac Clum as head wrestling coach; and Kim Sharp as high school cheerleading advisor;

• Employed Heather Pavel as test proctor reader for the 2013/14 school year; and

• A resolution authorizing Superintendent Dennis Fuge to accept resignations during times when the board is not in session and to hire staff between board meetings.

The board retired to executive session for the purpose of discussing the employment and compensation of public employees or regulated individuals.

Next scheduled meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 15.


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