NR board hears new year update

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Superintendent Dave Rombach told school board members Monday night the start of school has been successful.

A K-3 grandparents’ Morning Meeting Day is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday, and they are invited to stay and participate in a meeting with the students.

Rombach reported an inspection of remedial work to the facility revealed several water leaks due to flashing issues. KBR will be returning to make needed repairs. It was noted the new roof has a 20-year warranty and a final walk-through inspection occurs in October.

Grades 5-12 Principal Justin Johnson announced that students Jenna Gabel, Jordan Hohman, Kayleigh Lininger, Gabriele Nye and Lindsay Lucius have had their art accepted by the Ohio Art Education Association for the Emerging Art Exhibition displayed at the State Teachers Retirement Systems building in Columbus through Oct. 19, at which time certificates are awarded.

The Lady Blue Jackets are taking on Old Fort’s volleyball team Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings for the Play-for-a-Cure fundraiser to see who can eat the most wings. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society of Northwest Ohio from a volleyball game played between the two schools Tuesday in New Riegel’s gymnasium. The junior high teams will be playing in New Riegel’s junior high gym.

Johnson noted the Seneca County Leadership Council meets at Tiffin University Sept. 20.

Athletic Board of Control liaison Beth Kummerer relayed that New Riegel placed 15th at the Cross Country Festival at Hedges-Boyer Park.

In other action, the board:

• Approved the treasurer’s report.

• Transferred $10,212.35 from the General Fund to the Permanent Improvement Fund, which is the amount of casino tax received.

• Approved reduced students fees for the 2019-20 school year.

• Approved the purchase of an $800,000 certificate of deposit at First National Bank of Sycamore for 12 months at 2% interest.

• Approved establishing a Music Department trip fund.

• Accepted grants for fiscal year 2020 totaling $154,060.27.

• Approved amended appropriations of $4,000 for music department trip fund and $68 from Reap grant.

• Approved a contract with EPC/MEC for assignment of USDA donated foods for the 2020-21 school year.

• Declared that transportation of resident students to parochial schools is impracticable and to provide in lieu of transportation, a payment to parents per student for the 2019-20 school year.

• Accepted the resignation of Diane Clouse as teacher aide, effective Aug. 21, and approved her for a one-year limited, non-certified contract as online learning lab assistant for 2019-20 school year.

• Approved a one-year limited, non-certified contract for Johnella Frankart as teacher aide for 2019-20 school year.

• Accepted resignation of Robert Girand as custodial cleaner, effective Aug. 26.

• Approved student cleaners Trenton Hohman and Nick Beier for 2019-20 school year at the Ohio minimum wage rate.

• Approved dock days requested by several employees.

• Hired Paul Reiter and Jim Bodart for the volleyball scoreboard, Reiter for the basketball scoreboard and Mike Reinhart as basketball announcer.

• Approved supplemental contracts for 2019-20.

• Approved Aaron Schalk, volunteer high school boys basketball for 2019-20.

• Entered into a tuition contract with Specialized Education of Ohio Inc., doing business as the Center for Autism and Dyslexia of Findlay, for the 2019-20 school year.

• Approved a sophomore class clothing sale fundraiser.

The board meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 14.