Fostoria Board of Education reorganizes

FOSTORIA — Fostoria Board of Education met Tuesday evening to organize for the upcoming year. Thomas Guernsey was elected to continue as board president with Anthony Thompson as vice president.

The board is to meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Work sessions are to occur at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday.

The board authorized Sue Lehmann, treasurer, to pay bills within appropriations, to invest funds, to make appropriation modifications within budget accounts, and to manage the interest of scholarship funds. The treasurer is to purchase blanket bonds for all employees, superintendent, board president and treasurer.

The superintendent is to have the power to employ personnel in emergency situation to then be employed at the next board meeting. The superintendent is purchasing agent, has the authority to enroll students with temporary custody and to approve policies of athletic funds and all applications for federal and state funds.

In his monthly report, Superintendent Andrew Sprang announced that the district has received funding for 10 additional slots in the preschool.

Representatives from district, state, the architect and project manager will meet together for the first time since the selections have occurred. Last week campus surveys were completed along with the environmental surveys.

The board recognized recipients of the Redmen Spirit Award.

Donations to the Jack and Carolyn Markoff Endowment Award Fund were accepted.

The employment of Sheryl Sheets, food service, and the resignation of Kelly West were approved.