MINGO JUNCTION - Indian Creek School Board members got an update on activities and events at Wayne Elementary School during the Feb. 17 meeting at Hills Elementary School.
Cil Fritz, principal of Wayne Elementary, gave an update on what's happening at the elementary school. She commended the (school's) staff for its use of new technology and gave credit to the math teachers for their use of the math teacher mentoring program.
Fritz also told board members about the school's upcoming participation in Eastern Gateway Community College's program to educate elementary pupils about the importance of college and higher education.
"(The program) is very basic in its approach," said Mark Furda, superintendent, adding Laura Meeks, EGCC president, will be involved. "(Meeks) will be visiting the kindergarten class, while the upper classes will be participating in March Madness, which is part of the college's (program)."
Fritz also commended pupils, staff and emergency responders for an orderly evacuation due to a furnace problem in February. Furda also commended Fritz, adding her "calm, cool and collected thinking" was responsible for the orderly evacuation.
A backfire in a boiler at the school earlier this month had caused the evacuation of the school and the closing of the school for a few days.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department reported an air damper at the bottom of the chimney blew out and a custodian was hit in the head by a piece of metal, causing a laceration. The custodian was treated and released from the hospital.
In other business, the board:
Approved payment to Pearson Education for $11,211 for reading and special education books and consumables; and Comp Management for $5,215 for OSBA 2010-11 workers' compensation program services.
Approved the following supplemental appropriations of $4,550 for student activity funds; $350 for Indian Creek Junior High School Student Council; $4,200 for ICHS Student Council; and $1,400 for the EMS fund.
Approved funding for the College Tech Prep Grant for this year at $4,000; and the College Tech Prep Interactive Media Grant for $4,470, also for this year.
Entered into an agreement with the Wintersville Baseball Association for use of the athletic fields at 587 Bantam Ridge Road and 200 Park Drive for association games, practices and related activities.
Approved a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Creek Education Association regarding the establishment of a resource guide defining the duties/responsibilities of individuals holding supplement and extended-service positions.
Approved Christopher Blackburn as a volunteer baseball coach for the 2010-11 school year.
Approved individuals for after-school intervention and after-school Ohio government testing intervention facilitators, including Kenneth Herron, Michelle Mingo, Lynn Mikesell and Lola Ellsworth; teachers, Linda Kolbus, Kenneth Herron, Patricia Dalesio, Megan Evans, Jonathan Hoover, Sarah Houser, George Lucas, Patricia Pecking, Mary Lucas, Diane Bovina, Jane Bennett, Melissa Brown, Mary Morgan, Holly Parissi, Amy Rusnak, Erin Alloggia, Kimberly Carnahan, Amanda Roach, Cathy DiBenedetto, Brittany Sperlazza, Shirley Barchiesi, Katie Mitchell, Phyllis Ferris, Vangella Stakias, Colleen Shultz, Stacey Zink, Claudia Barrett and Darlene Armstrong; substitute teachers, Jim Mort, Ruth Tennant, Joann Mulrooney, Elleigha Churchman, Melissa Cooke, Stephanie Turner, Virginia Pawelczyk, Mary Mason, Natalie Ujcich, Richard Nixon, Kerry Thomas and Kristi Sciarra; aides, Brenda Hyde, Rebecca Altieri and Shirley Bray; and substitute aides, Linda Scarabino, Deborah Bodnar, Michelle Swickard and Bobbi Agin.
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