NR school panel talks payments

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel School treasurer Jane Schalk reported Monday night that the district has paid out $4,178,623.59 toward the remedial work completed on the facility. A payment of $345,476.65 was made in January with a total of $569,119.62 still owed.

The district remains involved in litigation to recoup some of the costs.

Schalk also stated the fourth quarter income tax settlement was $144,457.

Principal Justin Johnson informed board members that 32 students in grades 9-12 have been selected to receive National Machinery Awards and five seniors have been selected to receive cash awards as well. The awards event is at Mohawk High School at 6:40 p.m. March 12.

Senior Nate Mack was nominated to represent New Riegel for consideration for the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholarship Award. The award is presented April 18 to the outstanding scholar in the county.

New Riegel’s Homecoming Dance is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday in the auditeria. Activities for spirit week include a pep rally Friday.

Superintendent Dave Rombach said online safety trainings has been made available to all staff members to keep them current on all requirements.

In other business, board members:

• Approved the treasurer’s report, as submitted.

• Approved the transfer of $8,952.39 from the General Fund to the Permanent Improvement Fund, the amount received from casino tax in January.

• Compensated Denise Snyder at $1.75 per hour minimum for work performed as acting cafeteria manager Nov. 2, 2017-Jan. 19, 2018.

• Entered into agreement with Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University, University of Findlay and Terra State Community College for College Credit Plus programs for 2018-19 school year.

• Approved a “no contact” period for all New Riegel School organizations July 1-7.

• Approved April 2 and May 25 as make-up days for the eighth- and ninth-grade calamity days for the 2017-18 school year.

The board of education is to meet at 4:30 p.m. March 12.