Scherger scholarship established

NEW RIEGEL – Superintendent Dave Rombach informed school board members during their monthly meeting Monday evening that Angela and Dominic Scherger, parents of former student Brady, are establishing a scholarship in his honor.

A governing board for the scholarship is to be formed to determine the criteria and application requirements in the fall. The first recipient of the scholarship will be in the graduating Class of 2026, the class he would have graduated with. Donations may be made to New Riegel School.

Rombach said the staff is required to participate in an online training on blood-borne pathogens, bullying prevention and active shooter awareness training. Twelve staff members have completed training thus far.

Treasurer Jane Schalk said the district spent $751,330 more in fiscal year 2018 due to paying for remedial work at the facility. The General Fund carryover ending fiscal year 2018 is $2,395,817.

In other action, the board:

• Heard all school buses passed annual state inspection.

• Approved an agreement for actuarial services with Findley Davies for $2,100.

• Approved supplemental contracts for Lauren Ladd, seventh-grade volleyball coach, and Alicia Frank, eighth-grade volleyball coach.

• Approved Joann Gabel and Katelyn Puchta as co-activity cashiers for 2018-19 to be compensated $500 each.

• Hired Mary Yeager as curriculum consultant not to exceed 50 days of service from July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019, at a rate of $300 per day.

• Granted Diane Clouse six extended days at 3.25 hours per day as library aide for 2018-19.

• Approved a one-year, limited, non-certified contract for Christine Thom with three years experience as a custodial cleaner for the 2018-19 school year.

• Approved a contract with Northern Ohio Virtual Academy for online classes for 2018-19.

• Approved a contract with Midwest Regional Educational Service Center for vision services for 2018-19 at a cost of $2,366 plus $450 for mileage.

• Approved a resolution requesting a waiver from the Ohio Department of Education to not offer career technical education for seventh- and eighth-graders even though it supports state expansion of programs. The board plans to work with Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers to develop quality middle-school courses for 2018-19.

The board meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 13.