KANSAS - David M. Danhoff thanked Lakota Board of Education for the opportunity as he begins his term as superintendent. He will be working on a five-year plan for the district in conjunction with the board, administration and staff.
Brent Newell coordinator for the summer migrant program, reported there were 140 students enrolled with 40 staff members. Newell noted the highlights and explained the day, evening and access aspects.
The board approved revised updates for board policies regarding bullying and other forms of aggressive behavior and student abuse and neglect.
Members approved participation in the Ohio Schools Council Cooperative, 2013 Workers' Compensation Group Retrospective Rating program and the Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers Educational and Remedial Support Services program.
They accepted donations of $500 from Risingsun First Church of God to Lakota Elementary Teacher's Fund and $400 from John Roush, a sales agent with Pioneer Hi-Bred to Lakota FFA.
Jeanette Perkins salary was modified to bachelor-plus-20 from the bachelor-plus-10 years step.
Sheena Bartlett, Jenifer Holcombe and Yvonne Riffle were hired as certified substitutes.
Karen Murphy was hired as high school guidance counselor with 20 extended days.
Ryan Brooks was hired as middle school health and physical education teacher and junior high assistant football coach.
Barbara Kaser, Charles Mettler, Frederick Ehresman, Linda Milligan, Jimmy Slick and Korrey Vance were hired as classified substitutes.
Salina Conley and Kara Pence were hired as full-time classified bus operators.
The board accepted the resignations of Jenna Britt as kindergarten teacher and Michelle Davis as bus operator.
Athletic personnel hired included Hannah Podach, freshmen volleyball; Jeffrey Bickford, high school assistant softball; volunteer Chris Chalfin, high school head softball; and volunteer Scott Staker, high school assistant football.
Amy Kreilick, media specialist, was approved for 10 extended days and Dara Panuto, junior high guidance counselor, was approved for five extended days.
The next regular meeting is 7 p.m. Sept. 10.