Superintendent supports Common Core

CLYDE – Clyde-Green Springs Superintendent Dave Stubblebine said Monday night, after board member Zach Selvey reported the state legislature is discussing Common Core, “A lot of people get the Common Core confused with PARCC testing. It was developed by the Board of Governors between the states. I still support Common Core.”

PARCC is an acronym for Partnership for Readiness for College and Careers.

Stubbleline also reported the district will not receive any “Straight A” funds and teachers are actively involved in training for the use of their Chromebooks.

Special Education Director Dave Marchman stated intervention specialists are writing exit individual educational plans for graduates noting their skills and goals.

In other action, board members:

Approved the 2014 permanent appropriations and the 2015 temporary appropriations.

Approved the purchase of school district liability, fleet and property insurance through McGowan Government Underwriters/Trident Insurance at an annual cost of $44,821 from July 1 through June 30, 2015.

Approved the Clyde Public Library items of appointing members to the board of trustees, approving the library district budget and submit tax levies or bond issues when requested.

Adopted a resolution approving a calamity day alternative make-up plan for 2014-15 providing online learning opportunities.

Approved the Ohio School Facilities Commission Certificate of Completion of the project agreement for the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program.

Approved a contract with Julian & Grube Inc. to perform the required agreed upon procedures for the Ohio Schools Medicaid program for fiscal year 2013 and 2014 at an hourly rate of $70, not to exceed $1,600 per year.

Approved the purchase of 107 Chromebooks at $242 each, totaling $25,894 with grant funding from Ohio Department of Education Alternative Education grant replacing the previously approved quote as $26,000 was approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

Approved staff personnel action.

Employed classified substitutes on one-year limited contracts.

Approved the North West Ohio Education Technology contract renewal for 2014-15 school year, which is a comprehensive membership that includes all services, for $3,638.25.

Approved the increase in school lunch prices for next school year.

Approved the student/parent, transportation and bus driver handbooks.

Approved the 2014 summer sports camp.

Accepted gifts and donations.

The board of education is to meet at 6 p.m. July 28.