Carey school board talks facility plan

CAREY – Carey Board of Education will have to wait until after July 11 to begin planning its new building. Superintendent Mark Vehre told the board Monday the district is in a holding pattern.

Vehre said the Ohio School Facilities Commission is to approve funding at its meeting in July. He said they will then assign a project administrator, which will lead to developing a master plan, selecting an architect and designing phases.

Vehre commended Elementary Principal Tammy Wagner on her success in receiving a $48,800 grant, to be used to purchase computers and accessories along with a week-long theater production.

In other business, the board agreed to proceed with a tax-levy renewal for the Dorcas Carey Public Library at 1.75 mills for five years as requested by the library board of trustees. Treasurer Karen Phillips said board approval is required because the library is considered a school district library.

The 2013 graduation list was approved by the board. Sixty-one seniors will be graduating May 26. Valedictorians of the class of 2013 include Ellen McDougle and Kate Yeater. Salutatorians are Kayla Keller and Hannah Vaughn.

The board also approved:

The five-year forecast and assumptions.

A contract with the Wyandot County Health Department for nursing services for the 2013-14 school year.

The use of the school to the Wyandot County General Health District in the case of an emergency for a vaccination clinic.

Membership into the Metropolitan Educational Council purchasing cooperative for the 2013-14 school year.

A contract with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for educational services for the 2013-14 school year and for speech services and a preschool student aide for the 2012-13 school year.

A contract with Hardin County Educational Service Center for special education services for the 2012-13 school year.

University of Findlay students to student teach in the district for the 2013-14 school year.

A membership into the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2013-14 school year.

Approved an extension on a lease with W.A.T.C.H. TV for six months.

Overnight field trips for the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams and the FFA.

The board continued with approving one-year teaching contracts for the 2013-14 school year for Jennifer Klopp, Title I, and Derek Sherman, high school English. Elementary summer school teachers and supplemental contracts also were approved.

The board accepted the resignation of 9th-grade boys’ basketball coach Martin Baker and approved Eileen Roszman as junior high volleyball coach and Mike Roszman as volunteer junior high girls’ basketball coach for the 2013-14 school year.

The board moved into executive session to discuss compensation contracts for superintendent, treasurer and administrators.

The board is to meet at 7 p.m. June 10.