District looks to renewal of levy

Sycamore – At Monday’s board of education meeting, Mohawk Schools Superintendent Ken Ratliff clarified the district’s levy on the May ballot is a renewal of an existing 1 percent income tax.

This levy generates 14 percent of the district’s budget, he said.

A new policy for the community use of the Mohawk Field House is to go into effect May 1. Key cards costing $100 annually are available for district resident 18 years old or older.

Ratliff said drain tiles were cut as a result of the gasoline leak in McCutchenville this past winter – resulting in flooding on the old school property.

The district plans to make temporary corrections until a final decision is made concerning the gas station’s insurance.

Ratliff said the well at the ballfields should not be used for drinking until the well has been tested and cleared.

The board also:

Approved Griffin Insurance to provide student accident insurance at $24 for grades K-6 and $39 for grades 7-12.

Contracted with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for 15 additional days of service with Kristi Graves, educational consultant.

Accepted the resignations of LuAnn Brodman, effective in May, and Isabel Seeberger, effective in October.

Approved an overnight trip to Columbus for the State FFA convention.

Contracted with Wyandot Memorial Hospital and Mercy Occupational Health for bus driver physicals.

Decided to advertise for bids on a 65-passenger, handicap-accessible bus.

Accepted an administrative salary scale. There are no changes to current contracts.

In personnel matters, a three-year administrative contract was approved for Donald Burroughs, assistant high school principal and athletic director. He comes from New Bremen and has 21 years experience as a high school teacher and 18 years as an athletic director.

A summer contract was approved for Jeremiah Patrick, computer technician.

Supplemental contracts were renewed, and Jacob Molyet was hired as girls’ golf coach.