New Riegel calendar for next school year proposed

NEW RIEGEL — Superintendent Dave Rombach opened the New Riegel Board of Education meeting Monday night with the hearing and review of the 2019-20 school calendar.

Rombach noted changes, with the addition of three professional development days for teachers and a full week for spring break. Board members presented several questions and Rombach recommended they further review the calendar for discussion during the December meeting in preparation for a vote of approval during the January 2019 meeting.

Jamie Barrows, elementary administrative intern and educational consultant, commented on the SAIL Leadership program using positive behavior interventions and support to promote positive behaviors instead of reacting negatively. It is empowering students for safety, achieving and reading with character as traits they want to instill. Plans call for developing programs to involve the community and family members in the projects.

Rombach noted speaking with Mays Consulting and Evaluation Services Inc. Monday and learned the district would be under a 20-year warranty for weather tightness, for discoloration to the roof and substrate. The landscaping is to be addressed in the spring and an 8-month walk through is scheduled.

He also informed members that the Ohio Supreme Court would be hearing the district’s case against Charles Construction, Studer-Obringer and Buhrer regarding the remedial work to the facility March 5.

Justin Johnson , 5-12 principal, reported that Julia Reinhart was awarded best of show for her artwork presented at the Ohio Art Education Association Emerging Artists Exhibition, with 240 pieces submitted during the Oct. 20 ceremony.

Johnson also said a crisis management drill is Thursday after completing the ALICE refresher training for staff members. K-12 students are to participate in a full-scale emergency drill evacuating the building and gathering at the parish school, weather permitting.

Board members entered into executive session to discuss evaluations of the superintendent and treasurer.

In other action, the board:

• Approved the treasurer’s report.

• Learned the school district is to receive about $29,000 annually from the Rover pipeline running through the district.

• Accepted the Ohio Safety grant for $2,500 and established a fund.

• Amended fiscal year 2019 appropriations adding grant funding.

• Transferred $169,750 from the General Fund to Bond Retirement-2017 Series.

• Raised adult lunch prices from $2.90 to $3.40 to comply with the National School Lunch Program pricing rules.

• Accepted the resignation of Dennis Cimo and hired Jacob Vandergriff as club show band member for the school year.

• Accepted the resignation of Tim Ink as varsity track coach.

• Approved extra-curricular contracts for Drew Caldwell as freshman boys’ basketball coach and Shea Barnett as varsity track coach.

• Hired Linda J. Franklin and Tabitha Fox as non-certified substitutes.

• Hired Kaitlyn Kirian and Marianna Tiell as student cleaners.

• Approved Bee-Safe LLC to provide security at varsity basketball games at a rate of $22 per hour for the season.

• Approved a fundraiser for the class of 2022.

• Approved 22 bylaws and policies.

The board of education is to meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 10.

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