H-L board bids farewell to members

BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education bid farewell to board members Linda Depinet, Rick Breidenbach and Justin Wyman at Wednesday’s meeting. Depinet has been a member of board for 16 years, Breidenbach for four years and Wyman joined the board last February, filling a vacancy.

The board passed a resolution to adopt two additional optional graduation requirements for the Class of 2018 that are being offered by the state. The two new options allow seniors to qualify for graduation by meeting two of nine requirements or completing 250 hours of an internship.

The board also approved a resolution supporting military families.

The board heard the first reading of new and revised board policies. Anyone wanting to review these policies should contact the treasurer.

The board accepted donations from the Rainey Family Memorial for the band and from KONA Ice for the Principal’s Fund, which is used for student rewards.

In continuing efforts to improve school security, the entire staff is to take part in a mock “lock down” during the in-service day Wednesday. First responders from the area will be present for this drill.

James Scherger was approved as a classified employee. Supplemental contracts for coaches and volunteers were approved.

In other business, the 2017-18 Gifted Identification Plan was accepted and the contract with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center was amended.

Kevin Kreais was appointed chairman for the organizational meeting Jan 10.

The board adjourned to executive session to discuss a complaint against a school employee.