Mohawk approves teacher contract

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Board of Education approved a two-year contract with Mohawk Education Association during its meeting Monday evening.

The contract contains no base pay increase and no changes in health insurance. The teacher evaluation policy was changed to reflect new state requirements. The new policy will be based on 50 percent observation and 50 percent student performance.

Changes were made to the classified employees handbook to align with the newly approved certified negotiated agreement.

Elementary principal Nellie Nutter announced class lists are to be posted Aug. 1.

Superintendent Ken Ratliff introduced an energy saving project for the board to consider. The plan he favors could save the district $142,000 annually, which he said would repay the investment in 13 years. The project would install more controls and replace one of the chillers. Ratliff said he is concerned about the dated technology and its limited longevity.

Treasurer Roy Swartz was awarded a three-year contract.

Certified hirings include Kathy Lundy, kindergarten; Kelly Bennet, high school; and Sarah Criswell, one- year replacement for Rose Hartschuh.

Extracurricular contracts were approved for Chelsy Carley, seventh-grade volleyball; Lindsay Kalb, junior varsity volleyball; Robert Gilliland, varsity assistant boys basketball; Matt Grieves, freshmen boys basketball; and Dan Hammer, junior varsity boys basketball.

A mandatory fall sports athlete/parent meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in the gymnasium.

The board’s August meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Aug 12. The elementary open house is scheduled for Aug 19.