H-L recognizes cross country team and coaches

BASCOM — The Hopewell-Loudon Board of Education meeting began by recognizing the coaches and runners of the cross country team. The team placed 11th in the state.

The board also recognized the many organizations that have provided financial support of the district

The H-L Athletic Boosters contributed to the football, girls’ and boys’ cross country, and basketball. Donations were also received Tiffin McDonald, Molyets Farm Market  Tunnel Hill Partners, and North Central Electric People Fund.

Special Partners in Education awards were presented to National Machinery Foundation, Reineke Ford and Tiffin Walmart.

HLEA, the teachers’ association, has secured a grant from Ohio Education Association for teacher incentives.

An extensive explanation about the district’s grade card was presented by Kendra Nelson, elementary principal, Jason Miller, high school principle and  Joanne Kereles,  special projects.

The overall grade for the district was a B.  Nelson emphasized that students and teachers must change the way they think. The questions and answers require depth of knowledge rather than just memorization of content. Miller reviewed the junior high and senior high results. He was most proud of the Prepared for Success ranking that reflexes the number of college credit courses offered and career certifications offered through Sentinel.

The board approved overnight trips for the 8th graders going to Washington, D. C. and the boys’ cross country team to Columbus for state competition.

The career advising policy which was adopted in 2015 has been reviewed and found to meet the legal requirements. No revisions are required.

The board approved a resolution in support of our military families.

Supplemental contracts were approved for Eric Beidelschies, Saturday school monitor; Rocky Brickner and William Kidd, softball; and Brent Berrier, baseball.

Intervention specialist Kacie Elchert was increased to a fulltime position.

The adjourned to executive session in order to discuss employment and compensation. No action was to be taken.

The board will meet Dec 11 at 6:30.