Fostoria staff receives training

FOSTORIA – Superintendent Andrew Sprang gave the Fostoria Board of Education a brief report about staff receiving ALICE training during a meeting Monday evening.

Last week, staff in the district spent three days getting an introduction to ALICE, a program that provides options in the case of an emergency situation. Through the Fostoria police and fire departments, more training is to be added in the future, as well as to train students on how to respond during a situation if needed.

Sprang reported that the Wednesday one-hour delays are to begin this week as it is the beginning of school. This is critical work for teachers to create the assessments necessary to measure the new content standards as well as progress on student growth as part of the new evaluation system for teachers and principals. Buses will still run on normal schedules on Wednesdays with activities being developed for students. If chosen, parents can bring their students one hour later to school.

In other matters, the board:

Approved hiring of all new personnel.

Approved an agreement to participate in Vanguard-Sentinel Career Centers Educational and Remedial Support Services Program for the 2013-14 school year.

Approved an agreement for engineering services with Buehrer Group Architecture & Engineering for designing upgrades to the FJSHS PAC dimming and lighting system.

Approved the resignation of Jeremy Smith, junior high football coach.