Carey school board approves contracts

CAREY – Contracts, coaches, personnel changes and funds were top concerns in the resolutions adopted by the Carey Exempted Village School District Board of Education Monday night.

The board approved nine three-year limited teaching contracts, five two-year contracts and seven one-year contracts. Six one-year limited non-teaching contracts and three two-year contracts also were approved.

Coaches and volunteer coaches were approved for next school year. Garrett Krause is to coach junior varsity baseball, Barbara Curlis is to coach junior high girls track and Steve Yeater is to coach junior high boys track. Volunteer coaches are Dan Harrold for softball, Tricia Nash for track, Chad Nordyke for weight training and Tony Wenzinger for track.

The board approved retirements for Susan Cupples, library media specialist, and Barbara Schnelle, home economics, effective July 1. Resignations also were accepted for Jamie Young, ninth-grade basketball coach, and Katie Fazekas, health and physical education teacher.

A contract for technical support with Hard Drive ER Aug. 1July 31, 2015 was approved, as well as a cooperative agreement with the Griffin Insurance agency for student insurance for the 2014-2015 school year. The board also agreed to join the Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative and approve its bylaws.

The board voted to approve student drug testing for the 2014-2015 school year with Great Lakes Biomedical, at a cost not to exceed $10,000, as discussed at last month’s meeting. High School Principal Peter Cole said there are to be committee meetings with students, parents and community members to create the policy.

The board approved a $367 appropriation to the Principal Fund, bringing the total to $5,126, and added $5,550.41 to the Miscellaneous Grants Fund for a life skills grant, bringing the total to $13,050.41.

Funds also were appropriated for Carey’s DECA chapter traveling to the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta. The board agreed to provide $125 to adviser Derek Cunningham and each student qualified and participating in the competition. Eighteen students representing seven projects are attending the conference.

A $1,000 donation by Kiwanis, through National Lime and Stone, to the Carey DECA chapter was approved by the board. In addition to the DECA donation, Kiwanis donated $786 in audio equipment.

The board approved a settlement agreement with Watch TV to rent a portion of the broadband spectrum the school district is not using to the company until Oct. 15, 2016.