BETTSVILLE - Bettsville Board of Education met Thursday evening, marked by an executive session lasting half an hour before the meeting and another 25 minutes after the meeting began. The board was not specific on the nature of the sessions.
Superintendent Gregg Pettit said members of the school staff and community are working toward the passage of the income tax levy renewal in May. Pettit added that he was "positive it will pass." A town hall meeting to discuss the levy is at 7 p.m. April 30 at Bettsville School, 118 S. Washington St.
In her report, Principal Michelle Dantuono said awards night is to be rescheduled, and National Honor Society induction is to take place in late April or early May. A two-week testing period for Ohio Achievement Assessments is to commence April 22.
Dean of Students Leigh Anne King reported course offering surveys were distributed to the middle and high school staff to determine necessary and requested changes to class offerings and the results are available. The course offering book has been updated but not yet in print.
King reported OGT testing went well and thanked Salem United Methodist Church and Linda Davis for support. Others were thanked for providing music, snack foods, breakfast, cards and signs to show students support, and the Boosters for providing "Rock the Test" pencils.
She added the "Rock the Test" theme is to continue with a spirit week next week.
The Art 2-4 students entered in a contest through Vans Shoe Co. which could net the school $50,000 for the art department and trip to New York if selected. The school will learn April 22 if it continues in the competition.
The contract of night time custodian Virginia Childress was suspended due to financial reasons, and the resignation of intervention specialist Julie Torrence was approved effective April 2.
One-year certified contracts were approved for Betsy Clevenger, Justin Rohrer, Shelley Phillimore, Barbara Weber, Eric Dusseau, James Less and Leigh Anne King. Two-year contracts were approved for Maria Scherger and Kristina Smith with Kimberly Shearn having a continuing contract.
A two-year classified contract for bus driver Duane Hammer also was approved. Paul Woellhof, Ashley Pugh and Jo Steffanni were approved for the summer migrant program for May 1-Sept. 15.
The board also approved:
Assurance to substitute personnel presently under contract that they will return next school year if certified and approved by NCOESC.
Ohio School Boards Association service agreement for next school year for $650.
Olivia Hull, Kaitlin Turpin, Maria Scherger, Kristina Smith, Julie Torrence and Susan Perry as tutors for the School Improvement Sub A, Title 1 grant program at $25 per hour.