School board moves ahead with levy

CLYDE – Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education approved the resolution to place a 10-year, 5.2-mill emergency renewal tax levy on the Nov. 4 ballot Monday evening. If passed, the levy would generate $1,265,000 annually and cost homeowners $0.52 for each one hundred dollars of valuation.

Board treasurer Joyce Dupont is to certify the resolution to the Sandusky County Board of Elections next.

Superintendent Dave Stubblebine said the Chromebooks are being prepared for students and with their use in the classroom, there is an improvement in attendance and higher engagement, teaching styles improve and differentiated instruction takes place.

“Students have to be taught how to use information, not just how to get information,” he said.

Usage fee for Chromebooks is $50 for a five-year period for each family, but students in the free lunch program are to have the fee waived.

High School Principal Joe Webb reported teachers are receiving instruction on Chromebook use and said being part of pilot programs for instituting Common Core is taking some of the stress out of the changes being implemented.

In other action, board members:

Approved the two-year negotiated agreement with the Clyde-Green Springs Education Association through June 30, 2016.

Approved the treasurer’s report.

Employed Ruth Gent as treasurer’s assistant, effective July 21.

Approved the staff personnel actions.

Employed classified substitutes.

Employed non-certificated persons for extra-duty jobs.

Approved the resolution for the board to abolish the position and suspend the contract of interpreter effective Tuesday.

Approved the purchase of a natural gas/belt driven pressure washer and a year’s supply of chemical products for the transportation department at a cost of $22,170.25 from Enzo’s Cleaning Solutions, Sandusky.

Approved the vendor agreement between Clyde-Green Springs EVS and the Renhill Group for one year to recruit and provide substitute personnel including teachers, educational aides, custodians, kitchen helpers and secretaries.

Approved the contract with WSOS for the Early Education program from July 1 through June 30, 2015.

Approved the contract with North Central Ohio Education Service Center for audiology services during the 2014-15 school year at a cost of $77 per hour and mileage cost at $.45 per mile effective Friday through July 31, 2015.

Approved the contract with ProMedica Memorial Hospital for athletic trainer services.

Approved a memorandum of understanding with Sandusky County Family and Children First Council which is a collaboration of agencies dedicated to preventing and solving problems and agreeing to contribute $1,500 for the services July 1 through June 30, 2015.

Accepted gifts and donations to the schools.

The board is to meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 25.