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Mohawk welcomes new superintendent

Superintendent Mark Burke

SYCAMORE — Superintendent Dr. Mark Burke led his fist Mohawk Board of Education meeting Monday evening. Burke comes to Mohawk from Bucyrus High School where he was in administration for 16 years.

Mark Vere has returned to the high school principal’s office having spent the last seven months as interim superintendent.

Important dates to note are August 19 elementary open house, seventh grade orientation at 6 p.m. and meet the teams at 7 p.m..  The One on One chromo book meeting is scheduled for  Aug 21. Ninth grade parents are to learn the capabilities of the Chromebook and students’ responsibilities.  This year there are to be fines for damages to computers.

Parents are encouraged to complete the required forms for Final Forms. Contact the schools if help is required.

Parents are urged to check the district’s Facebook page for bus routes. There have been changes made.

Treasurer Rhonda Feasel reported that is a $5,475 is still owed to the district for school fees and lunch charges. Any family owing more than $150 will receive a letter from the county prosecutor about making arrangements to pay the debt. Charges could be filed in small claims court if this is not addressed.

A memo of understanding was approved to add a JV golf coach and an additional elementary cross-country coach.

The board took action to:

• Hire Paul Dunn as study table monitor for two mornings per week.

• Hire Chip Dietrich as athletic director with six years’ experience.

• Hire Amy Kozel as assistant athletic director with five years’ experience.

• Increase substitute bus driver rate from $15 to $20 per hour.

• Set preschool tuition rates as two days a week $130 and three days a week $195.

• Contract with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for home school services, hearing impaired, audiology and visually impaired services and Medicaid eligible expenses reimbursement services.

• Contract with Wood County Juvenile Detention Education Program. The district is to be charged $75 per day per student or $5,733 per semester who is assigned to the juvenile detention center.

• The price for Mohawk Athletic Passes remains the same as last year. Junior and senior high students who are active in extracurriculars are to receive a free pass. Senior citizens pass is $25 and grades preschool-12 student passes are $25. Other passes are also available.

• Lists of substitute teachers, teachers’ aides, cafeteria aides, bus drivers and custodians were approved. Supplemental contracts were also approved.

Mark Vere has returned to the high school principal’s office having spent the last seven months as interim superintendent.

Important dates to note are August 19 elementary open house, seventh grade orientation at 6 p.m. and meet the teams at 7 p.m..  The One on One chromo book meeting is scheduled for  Aug 21. Ninth grade parents are to learn the capabilities of the Chromebook and students’ responsibilities.  This year there are to be fines for damages to computers.

Parents are encouraged to complete the required forms for Final Forms. Contact the schools if help is required.

Parents are urged to check the district’s Facebook page for bus routes. There have been changes made.

Treasurer Rhonda Feasel reported that is a $5,475 is still owed to the district for school fees and lunch charges. Any family owing more than $150 will receive a letter from the county prosecutor about making arrangements to pay the debt. Charges could be filed in small claims court if this is not addressed.

A memo of understanding was approved to add a JV golf coach and an additional elementary cross-country coach.

The board took action to:

• Hire Paul Dunn as study table monitor for two mornings per week.

• Hire Chip Dietrich as athletic director with six years’ experience.

• Hire Amy Kozel as assistant athletic director with five years’ experience.

• Increase substitute bus driver rate from $15 to $20 per hour.

• Set preschool tuition rates as two days a week $130 and three days a week $195.

• Contract with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center for home school services, hearing impaired, audiology and visually impaired services and Medicaid eligible expenses reimbursement services.

• Contract with Wood County Juvenile Detention Education Program. The district is to be charged $75 per day per student or $5,733 per semester who is assigned to the juvenile detention center.

• The price for Mohawk Athletic Passes remains the same as last year. Junior and senior high students who are active in extracurriculars are to receive a free pass. Senior citizens pass is $25 and grades preschool-12 student passes are $25. Other passes are also available.

• Lists of substitute teachers, teachers’ aides, cafeteria aides, bus drivers and custodians were approved. Supplemental contracts were also approved.

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