C-GS hears about evaluation process

CLYDE – Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education learned Monday evening that Senate Bill 229, which is a reform bill for evaluating staff, passed in December and has moved to the House of Representatives.

Superintendent Dave Stubblebine told the board principals are being challenged to meet the goals in a timely manner. He said the district will have a two-hour delay April 4 to inform teachers of the evaluation process and what is expected from them.

Stubblebine said superintendents around the state are becoming vocal about all the testing expected next year.

“The hours spent testing look unrealistic,” he said.

Fiscal Officer Joyce Dupont said the district’s audit is complete and results are to be posted on the school’s website for public viewing.

She inquired about a levy passed in 2005 and renewed in 2010. She would like to see it be a 10-year levy next time. The topic is to be discussed next month.

Dupont reported delinquent taxes received benefitted the district by $323,000.

High school principals Joe Webb and Ryan Norris thanked teachers for their effort in completing the Ohio Graduation Testing.

Norris told board members about an opportunity for an area student. Thursday, all area schools are invited to a luncheon at National Machinery to obtain information about a $10,000 scholarship which will be renewable for five years for any student majoring in mechanical engineering. In return, the company will expect the student to work for them for at least five years.

Green Springs Elementary Principal Randy Stockmaster reported 86 incoming kindergarteners took their readiness tests last week. Braden Gilbert was winner and Kennedy Brown runner-up for the fourth-grade spelling bee after 23 rounds. They will participate in the Ohio State Fair spelling bee this summer.

Stockmaster also announced the annual carnival at Green Springs happens April 4.

Clyde Elementary Principal Jackie Davis said Thursday is to be Family Reading Night at the school.

Special Education Director Dave Marchman said the state special education report cards were revealed Friday and the district is in compliance with all standards and timelines, and is in line with the state ratio. Individual education plans are in place for students ages 14 years and older.

Food Service Director Vicky Nieset reported the meal count is down with 154,418 lunches served and 33,858 breakfasts provided.

In other matters, the board:

Accepted seven resignations for various positions.

Approved other staff personnel action.

Approved administrative contract extensions to Marchman, Joe Webb, Randy Hawk and Dan Shafer.

Learned a public records training session is May 12 at the Perkins Townhall in Sandusky.

Approved a calamity day plan as authorized by the amended substitute House Bill 416.

Approved policy revisions.

Approved a memorandum of understanding between the district and WSOS Community Action Commission Inc. Head Start program.

Approved the revised transportation handbook.

Accepted gifts and donations.

Heard plans are in place for baseball dugouts.

The board next meets at 6 p.m. April 21.