Recent grad to present at conference
NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Board of Education members met Monday evening. Justin Johnson, grades 5-12 principal, reported recent graduate Lauren Theis is to present a paper in the Educators Rising National Competition June 21-24 in Orlando, Florida. Theis, who is interested in becoming an educator, participated in the Careers in Education Program at Sentinel Career Center.
Johnson also relayed that spring 2018 testing results are to be shared with parents when printed reports are received from the state. Top performing areas for students were English language arts I with 90 percent of students scoring proficient or higher. The American government test had 96 percent of students proficient or higher while 93 percent scored proficient or higher in biology with 76 percent scoring at the accelerated or advanced levels.
In other business, the board:
• Approved the treasurer’s report.
• Transferred $1,082.32 from the General Fund to the Termination Benefits Fund.
• Approved Fund #499-9018 Secondary Transition Grant and to accept this grant for $103.
• Approved fiscal year 2018 appropriation amendments totaling $20,603.
• Approved temporary appropriations totaling $3,045,049.90.
• Non-renewed all spring sports coaches.
• Approved supplemental contracts for varsity softball coach, Jamie Lininger; assistant softball coach, Mike Cholodewitsch; varsity baseball coach, Gregg Hughes; assistant baseball coach, Doug Depinet; varsity track coach, Tim Ink; junior high cheerleading coach, Kari King; and varsity and reserve cheerleading coach, Brittney Frysinger, for next school year.
• Offered a one-year, non-certified contract to Katelyn Puchta as high school office manager for the 2018-19 school year.
• Approved a contract with M&B Asphalt Co. for $19,200 for parking lot pavement maintenance.
• Approved Janet Ink as third-grade intervention instructor for six hours as needed at a rate of $16 per hour.
• Set the substitute teacher pay rate at $85 a day beginning next school year.
The board of education is to meet at 7 p.m. July 9.