Clyde Elementary awarded by state support team

Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education met Monday evening and learned Clyde Elementary School received the bronze award for its Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program from the state support team, according to Principal Jackie Davis.

She said the state audit team visited the school several times, interviewing staff and students.

Clyde Elementary celebrates Right to Read Week Oct. 16-20. The theme this year is “Camping Out with a Good Book.” The school is providing individual reading time for students to develop a love of reading.

Davis also told board members that first-graders would be visiting the Clyde Museum Thursday.

Randy Stockmaster, Green Springs principal, shared the school’s new project, called House Party. Each staff member, including Superintendent Dennis Haft and Curriculum Director Joe Letterhos, head up a group of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The staff is to mentor all their group and older students mentor younger students. Each group was to choose an animal and create a flag that is displayed in the hallway. They plan to meet at least six times throughout the school year.

Director of Maintenance Randy Hawk said parking lot lights and fixtures as well as gymnasium lights at Green Springs Elementary are to be replaced with LED lighting through a rebate program benefitting the district by $4,600. Future costs should show a reduction.

In other business, the board:

• Approved the treasurer’s report.

• Approved the fiscal year 2018 permanent appropriations.

• Approved staff personnel actions.

• Approved supplemental extra-duty positions.

• Accepted resignations from Renee Barr, Melodee Milleson, Brad Milleson and Lori Gooding.

• Employed non-certificated people for extra-duty jobs.

• Approved Tracy Nicely as a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support committee member at Green Springs Elementary for 2017-18 on a one-year supplemental contract.

• Employed Melanie Overmyer as resident educator coordinator on a one-year, limited contract.

• Employed Overmyer as mentor to Drew Linder and Sarah Stamm, teachers who hold four-year resident educator licenses, which is required by the Ohio Department of Education.

• Employed Diane Bilbrey as homebound instructor on a one-year, limited contract.

• Recognized the district’s booster organizations for their partnership with the schools and fundraising activities.

• Approved one new board policy and 14 revisions.

• Approved a contract with WSOS 21st Century Community Learning Center summer and after-school program from Aug. 1 through June 30, 2022.

• Approved a contract with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for special education services to hearing impaired students for 2017-18 at a cost of $72.50 per hour.

• Approved a contract with NCOESC for special education services to visually impaired students for the school year at a cost of $73.05.

• Accepted gifts and donations, including an anonymous $1,000 donation to the boys soccer program and $1,505.23 from G.R. Gill Electric in time and materials to repair the tennis court lights at CHS.

The board meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in Clyde council chambers.