Ridgewood board of education meets

| October 20, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Ridgewood Local Board of Education met for a regular meeting Oct. 17.  All members were present.  The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.  The minutes of the Sept. 19, meeting were approved. There was no public participation.

Middle School Principal Trista Claxon made a presentation to congratulate the following students: Andrea Webb, a sixth grade student that won grand prize in the Coshocton County Fatherhood Initiative Essay Contest. The theme was “Why My Dad is My Hero.” Webb read the essay to those present. Other students that won a fair pass were: Sixth grade students – Allison Blevens, Alyna Weaver, James Lucas, Aliyah Beitzel, Cassie Shaw, Landon Burkholder, Kenzie Schumaker; fifth grade students – Mason Colvin, Marcus Brown; fourth grade students – Emily Fechuch, Angie Johnson, Carson Johnson.

Maggie Mizer was recognized for dedicated years of service to the Ridgewood Local School District and the treasurer’s report was approved.

The superintendent reported on the following items: A substitute teachers list was approved; a list of classified subs was also approved. The following volunteers were recommended: Jane Crow, Dr. Peter Bowen, Patricia Thompson, Ron Bond and Dori Eggan. After school intervention staff were approved that included: Wendy Croy, Alex Mullen, Devin Duling, Thad Youngen, Jacqueline McPherson, Christopher McVay, Autumn Hendershot, Terry Guilliams and the Ridgewood High School Certified Staff. The minimum wage of $8.15 was approved effective Jan. 1, 2017. A calamity day plan and alternate make-up calamity day plan was apparoved. A memorandum of understanding between the Ridgewood Local School District and the OAPSE Local #671 was approved.  The board also approved the advertising for the purpose of sale by sealed bid several items. The first reading of a number of board policies and procedures was approved.

New business included a discussion on the condition of several areas on the school grounds that need attention.

The next regular board meeting will be Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. in the administration building at 301 S. Oak St.

Category: Education

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