Levy campaign off to good start

CAREY – With a levy issue on the May ballot, Carey School District is hearing support from community members.

At a board meeting Monday evening, Superintendent Mark Vehre said the bond issue campaign is under way. He said supporters are excited and the campaign is off to a good start.

In his monthly report, High School Principal Peter Cole said all seniors are on track to graduate.

Cole said they are exploring a digital learning format for students which would allow for enhanced course options along with credit recovery and credit flex.

Elementary Principal Tammy Wagner said kindergarten registration is April 4 and 5.

The board also:

Accepted elementary teacher Lindsay Taylor’s resignation effective May 31.

Approved Nikkole Kleba, second half elementary music teacher; Lisa Putman, substitute secretary; and Jonathon Mershman, Saturday school monitor.

Approved Katie Fazekas, volunteer softball coach; Tricia Nash, volunteer track coach; and Marlene Quail, elementary volunteer.

Approved a depository agreement with Huntington National Bank, March 8, 2013- March 7, 2018.

Approved a contract with Angeline School and the Seneca County Opportunity Center for special educational services for the 2013-2014 school year.

Approved membership to the Ohio School Board Association for 2013.

Accepted a $750 donation for security cameras from Jay Gretzinger and his businesses, Joint Properties LLC, Quality Pallets & Recyclables and Double K Sanitation LLC.

Recognized spelling bee winners, Deca Advisor Derek Cunningham and Deca students for the Deca District Three Competitive Events Conference.

Recognized Wrestling Coach Ryan Pratt for being named MAL coach of the year and the wrestling team for becoming the MAL champions.

The board moved into executive session to discuss teacher and non-teacher contracts and compensation.

The board is to meet at 7 p.m. March 11.