School panel hears student presentations

Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education

CLYDE — Two groups of Clyde-Green Springs students made presentations Monday evening during the school board meeting.

Laurie Good, teacher of the Career Readiness class, noted juniors have been job shadowing. Student Hannah Elchert visited Bellevue Hospital, viewing the ultrasound equipment. She had such a good experience, she plans to job shadow an X-ray technician during her next visit. Trinity Jones had the opportunity to tour Whirlpool Corp.

Good noted several individuals have been invited into the classroom to share their experience including an FBI agent and a robotics engineer.

Vanguard-Sentinel instructor Barrett Zimmerman arrived with a dozen FFA members to present community involvement projects. Most of the members are Sandusky County junior fair board members where they encourage younger fair participants, assist with the shows at the fair and have livestock or woodworking projects themselves. Members have supervised agricultural experiences doing home improvement projects and community service. They are responsible for placing the straw around the track for races during fair week.

Zimmerman said classroom and laboratory instruction is important as farming becomes more technological.

Superintendent Dennis Haft announced Principal Randy Stockmaster received word from the Ohio State Board of Education that Green Springs Elementary has been recognized with the 2016 Momentum Award for showing greater-than-expected progress for the students.

High school Principal Joe Webb said the district is addressing the opiate crisis with a couple programs. The first, “Operation Street Smart” for parents, was Tuesday. The second, sponsored by the Sandusky County Positive People program, “The Awakened Program,” is to be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the auditorium. Clyde middle and high school students and Lakota students will see the presentation Dec. 8.

“The testing is all about preparing our students for college and career readiness,” said Curriculum Director Joe Letterhos. He questioned the graduation requirements for 2018.

High school Principal Ryan Norris noted the development of a student advisory committee. They have decided to start a student tutoring program and would like to see more students recognized for various activities and accomplishments.

In other matters, the board approved:

• The treasurer’s report.

• Changing the board policy updating the asset dollar value of a capitalized asset in the fixed asset accounting policy from $2,500 to $5,000.

• Staff personnel action.

• The administrative contract for Ryan Norris, beginning July 1-June 30, 2019.

• Two new board policies and made revisions to five others.

• The revised Clyde-Green Springs transportation department school bus driver handbook.

• The program contract with North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for audiology services for the 2016-17 school year at a cost of $78 per hour plus mileage.

• The program contract with NCOESC for the visually impaired for the 2016-17 school year at a cost of $73.50 per hour for vision services and $60 per hour for braillist/large print services.

• Gifts and donations to the schools, which includes a $12,880 donation from Flier Amateur Wrestling for mats.

The board of education is to meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at Clyde High School.