Ridgewood board learns about Kids County Profile

| February 9, 2021

The Ridgewood Board of Education met in regular session Feb. 8, in the Ridgewood Elementary Cafeteria. Commendations were given to Ridgewood graduate and parent, Rod Norman for his generous time given to the district to provide video streaming of the many athletic events for Ridgewood Local Schools. Also receiving accolades was Keeley Carter, Ridgewood High School student that beautifully sings the National Anthem at many of the athletic and school events. The board of education greatly appreciates their dedication to school events.

Tyler Bardall, a senior at Muskingum University was introduced. He will be student teaching at RHS with mentor Jamie McCrea. Superintendent Mike Masloski presented a report on Kids Count County Profile for Coshocton County. This report from the Ohio Department of Education provides information that compares the state of Ohio information to the Coshocton County Schools. This is a report how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of Ohio’s children and families with job loss, school closings and isolation. The 2020 Kids Count County Profiles reflect child well-being prior to COVID-19. These data serve as benchmarks as we move forward. Measures of child well-being are indicators of a true economic recovery. Masloski also informed the board of the video streaming services available to the district thru the continuous work of Shirley Smith and Casey Claxon.

Masloski presented the following items that were approved:

  • Advertising for replacement of windows at Ridgewood Elementary School to complete the last phase.
  • Supplemental Contracts for Spring 2021 to: RHS Head Boys Track, John Slusser; RMS Head Boys Track, Jason Prater; RHS Head Girls Track, Jamie McCrea; RMS Head Girls Track, Maria Prater; RHS Head Baseball, Chad Lahna; RHS Asst. Boys Track, Wendy Croy; RHS Asst. Girls Track, Lori Buchanan; RHS Head Girls Softball, Chad Carroll; Asst. Varsity Softball, Danielle Patterson; JV Softball Coach, Peighton Gore; Asst. Baseball, Travis Simmons; JV Baseball Coach, Dusty Shroyer; MS Asst. Track, Heather Kinsey. Volunteers approved: Baseball, Troy Dolick, Ryan Gress, Ryan Lowe; Baseball Josh McQueen and Softball, Kacey Lahna.
  • College Credit Plus MOU’s with Zane State and Stark State for 2020-2021 school year was approved as presented.
  • The minimum wage increase from $8.70 to $8.80 was approved.

The next board of education meeting will be Monday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Ridgewood Elementary School.

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