4th-graders to plant tree next week to remember classmate

New Riegel Board of Education

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education members learned Monday night that fourth-grade students plan to plant a tree in memory of classmate Brady Scherger next Monday.

The elementary classes will close out the school year with a fun day May 23.

The Last day for seniors is May 22, with the graduation ceremony set for 2 p.m. May 27. The senior awards begin at 11 a.m. that day.

Superintendent Dave Rombach said weather has delayed finishing remedial work at the school but landscaping has been started. He said 30 kindergarten students were screened and registering online has made the process much easier.

Principal Justin Johnson said students Jacob Nye, Nate Mack, Jacquelyn Lininger and Tiffany Hemminger were honored at the Academic Honors Breakfast at Tiffin University Friday.

Treasurer Jane Schalk reported the district had received its first-quarter real estate tax settlement totaling $164,521. She said 15 of the 30 registered kindergarteners are from open enrollment.

When asked to approve the consent agenda, board member Jeff Hohman requested removal of motions on 2018-19 fundraisers and the 2018-19 student handbook. He wanted the language amended to drop a 24-hour notice by parents bringing a restaurant-bought meal to their child, to say having lunch for the child not with the child and remove the alternate location phrase. The amended motion passed as well as the 2018-19 fundraisers.

In other business, the board:

• Approved the treasurer’s report.

• Approved the five-year forecast as prepared.

• Transferred $59,750 from the General Fund to the Bond Retirement-2017 Series.

• Accepted the resignation of Melissa Napierata as student council adviser for the 2018-19 school year.

• Accepted the resignation of Rick Shellhammer as night cleaner at the end of the school year.

• Approved supplemental contracts for 2018-19.

• Approved Ethan Smalley as volunteer junior high boys basketball coach for next year.

• Approved a contract with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for the preschool handicapped and typical preschool program, school nursing services, special education supervisor, educational consultant, gifted supervisor, technology coordinator and psychological services.

• Joined the Northwest Ohio Educational Research Council Inc., which includes two one-day workshops for next school year.

• Entered into agreement with Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Schools to participate in excess costs of satellite programs (vocational agriculture) for 2018-19.

• Authorized continued membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for next year.

• Approved part-time, non-certified positions for student and adult summer cleaners effective June 4-Aug. 17.

• Approved the district liability, fleet and property insurance for July 1-June 30, 2019, with the Ohio School Plan through Hylant Group at a cost of $25,113.

• Approved workers for the OHSAA baseball and softball tournaments hosted by New Riegel this month be compensated at a rate set by the OHSAA or minimum wage, whichever is greater.

• Offered Schalk a five-year administrative contract as treasurer, effective Aug. 1-July 31, 2023.

• Purchased a Hobart dishwasher from Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies for $23,275.

• Approved the pay scale for the superintendent secretary/elementary office manager position effective July 1.

• Approved a contract with the Northern Ohio Educational Computer Association effective July 1-June 30, 2019, for computer services.

• Approved two FFA overnight trips.

• Approved 27 seniors for graduation May 27.

• Approved seven board policies.

• Approved the 2018-19 Athletic Code of Conduct and Drug test policy.

The board is to meet at 7 p.m. June 11.