Clyde-Green Springs schools gets auditor’s award

Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District Treasurer Joyce DuPont announced the district was awarded by action of the Ohio Senate to receive the Auditor of State Award for filing in a timely manner while receiving no citations of any kind.

“It’s not me but the entire district,” she said. “I couldn’t have done it without all the department heads’ assistance.”

High School Principal Joe Webb said Academic Awards Night is 7 p.m. May 7 and the prom at Kalahari Saturday.

Green Springs Elementary Principal Randy Stockmaster informed board members the local fire department plans to conduct safety training with faculty and students May 13.

Special Education Director Dave Marchman reported 149 students involved in the program. High school seniors have been looking at future plans and preparation. Sophomores are comparing interests and aptitude abilities for their upcoming course.

Vicky Nieset, food service director, said with the reduction in outings, teachers have been developing in-house field trips and her department has been able to supply them with packed lunches for their excursions.

Clyde Recreation Board liaison Tom Conley reported nine teams have signed up for T-ball and the knothole league has 10 teams this year. Summer camp director Amanda Brown is to provide forms for the schools to sign up for participation.

Curriculum Director Laura Kagy said information-gathering forms have gone out for making changes for the “common core” curriculum, and math has been identified as needing some changes before implementation next year.

She also reported on the Race to the Top program and said negotiations between the teachers’ union and administration are going well with teachers not asking for any increase in base wages.

Vanguard-Sentinel liaison Nancy Greenslade said students Anthony Constantini and Jared Nichols are participating in the World Skills competition in July in Germany.

The board agreed to make a five-year commitment to the Sandusky Bay Conference. After three years, members may renew for another five-year commitment or notify the conference of their intention to withdraw at the end of their original five-year commitment. Schools that leave the conference must play out all contracted contests through the end of their five-year commitment or face OHSAA approved sanctions for breach of contract.

A Mamas and Papas tribute is to be performed at Clyde High School May 4.

The meeting moved into executive session for discussion of personnel.

In other business, the board:

Employed Pat McClanahan and D’Andrea Frey as kitchen helpers.

Employed Kelly Green as teacher for 2013-14 school year on a one-year limited contract.

Employed Alex Binger as substitute teacher for next year.

Employed Lindsay Biggs as substitute teacher for this school year, and as substitute educational aide, sub LRC aide and sub secretary.’

Employed Matthew Miller and Shirley Rodgers as substitute bus drivers.

Employed Brian Devito and Melissa Hickman as bus drivers on probationary contracts.

Employed Allison Buchholz as social studies teacher on a one-year limited contract for next school year.

Approved a stipend for Brian Hill.

Accepted the retirement resignation of teacher Sandra Cleveland after 35 years of service.

Approved continuing certified staff contracts.

Approved one-year limited contracts to certified staff for 2013-14.

Appointed Frank Weasner to the Clyde Public Library Board for a seven-year term beginning July 1.

Approved a resolution opposing the expansion of public funding for private schools.

The board meets at 6 p.m. May 20 because the fourth Monday is Memorial Day.