By DAVID GREEN
Fayette Local Schools has a full teaching staff ready for the 2008-09 school year following a hiring decision July 21.
Board members voted at the regular July meeting to hire Sarah Skolmowski to serve as junior high and high school physical education and health teacher. She will also coach the seventh grade volleyball team.
Penny Vanvlerah of West Unity was hired to serve as media specialist, assisted by Stacy Wise on a part-time basis. Both staff members will be paid on a per diem (per day) schedule.
Vanvlerah recently retired from the West Unity school district. After helping to set up the media center in the new school, Wise will work in the facility when Vanvlerah isn’t available.
COACHES—A contract was rescinded for Michala Riegsecker who decided not to serve as co-coach in the volleyball program. Steve Schrock was hired as eighth grade girls basketball coach.
SALARY—Pay increases were approved for the two principals and the athletic director.
Board members met in a closed session for 45 minutes to discuss employment and compensation issues.
TURBINE—The board approved the use of $9,800 of the remaining construction funds for the first phase of a wind turbine project. The work will be done by Engineered Process Systems of Huron, Ohio.
DEFICIT—District treasurer Angel Adamski told board members that the 2007-08 fiscal year deficit came in at about $93,000. That amount was less than anticipated, superintendent Russ Griggs said later. Griggs said the district is in very good financial condition.
INVENTORY–Valuation Engineers will be paid $3,025 to update the district’s inventory and to conduct a property appraisal.
COMPUTERS—The Northwest Ohio Computer Association will be paid $20,511 for the annual membership fee for services provided in the next school year.
FEES—The board approved student fees, including $35 for accounting classes, $17.50 for agriculture education and $15 for foods classes. The fee is $10 for several others. High school and junior high students will also pay $7 for a planner and $3 for computer use.
The $45 fee for elementary students help cover materials other than textbooks.